Average Bench: 42.2% (464th of 1015)

Based on 10,502 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250410AS, ST325041 0AS, ST325041 ST3250410AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB averaged 57.7% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.1 Read 76.6 98.5
25.4 Write 64.6 94.1
24.3 Mixed 42.5 50.3
33.2 SusWrite 70.5 98.6
46.7% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.08 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
132% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 89 86 85 85 84 MB/s
Read 100
Write 75.2
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 85.2
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 3.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 58 56 50 68 78 MB/s
Read 100
Write 49.2
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 66.4
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 73 75 78 84 MB/s
Read 74
Write 77.8
Mixed 45
SusWrite 82.8
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 72 67 72 71 78 MB/s
Read 87
Write 79.9
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 69.7
51% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
122% 0.7 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 76 76 76 79 MB/s
Read 78.2
Write 52
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 76.2
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 76 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 76.3
Write 47
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 75.9
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 63 33 38 60 58 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 79
Mixed 42.1
SusWrite 48.1
45% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP xw4600 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $104

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