Average Bench: 42.7% (462nd of 1015)

Based on 12,034 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250410AS, ST325041 0AS, ST325041 ST3250410AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB averaged 57.2% 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 0.78MB/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 32.8%. 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 64.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,034 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.1 Read 77.1 98
30.7 Write 64.5 92.3
24.7 Mixed 43.1 50.2
31.9 SusWrite 71.7 97.3
47.1% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.12 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 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%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 82 82 83 82 82 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 81
46% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 65 67 67 63 67 MB/s
Read 84
Write 60.7
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 65.1
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 66 67 65 67 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 58.1
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 66.1
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 72 68 70 67 69 MB/s
Read 80.7
Write 81
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 66.2
49% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 43 52 53 56 54 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 78.8
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 49.2
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 27 34 39 38 45 MB/s
Read 30.4
Write 42
Mixed 37
SusWrite 34.4
27% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,245 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $975 months
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,245 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: 17% - Very poor Total price: $79

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