Average Bench: 43.5% (442nd of 1015)

Based on 20,477 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250410AS, ST325041 0AS, ST325041 ST3250410AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB averaged 56.5% 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 0.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB is 32.5%. 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 43.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.1 Read 78.2 97.7
30.6 Write 64.7 93.3
27 Mixed 43.1 50.5
33.2 SusWrite 73.3 98.6
47.6% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.09 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.79 0.9
135% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 99 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 69.7
Mixed 48.6
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
152GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 89 89 90 91 MB/s
Read 88.3
Write 57.1
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 89.7
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 81 82 81 81 MB/s
Read 96.6
Write 74
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 81.1
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 85 85 80 85 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 84.8
Mixed 48
SusWrite 83.2
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.9 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 87 87 88 89 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 69.8
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 87.4
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 37 26 42 43 43 MB/s
Read 45
Write 52.8
Mixed 16.1
SusWrite 35.2
27% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 16 13 15 16 14 MB/s
Read 15.8
Write 20
Mixed 15
SusWrite 14.7
12% 16.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 34,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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