Average Bench: 43.6% (441st of 1015)

Based on 17,634 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250410AS, ST325041 0AS, ST325041 ST3250410AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB averaged 56.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 63.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,634 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.6 Read 78.4 96.9
31.4 Write 63.7 92.1
30.8 Mixed 43.6 50.3
35.5 SusWrite 73.6 98.2
47.6% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.66 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.11 1.4
0.44 4K Mixed 0.79 0.9
135% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 96 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 71.3
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 96.1
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 99 100 99 100 MB/s
Read 89.4
Write 74.3
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 99.2
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 95 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 97.1
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 95
61% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 81 87 87 82 68 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 64.9
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 77.8
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 78 78 74 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 78.3
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 72.5
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $9723 months
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 27,438 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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