Average Bench: 42.7% (460th of 1015)

Based on 14,209 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 0.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB is 31.9%. 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 42.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.6 Read 77 97.7
28.1 Write 64.2 92.2
30.4 Mixed 42.9 50.3
34.3 SusWrite 71.9 97.7
47% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.1 1.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 0.9
134% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 101 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 99
Write 77
Mixed 46
SusWrite 101
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 92 92 93 93 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 67.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 92.7
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 0.87 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 91 93 92 92 93 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 87.5
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 92.7
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 4.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 85 82 85 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 67.8
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 83.3
52% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 80 86 89 87 MB/s
Read 78.3
Write 67.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 80.5
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 45 53 70 81 80 MB/s
Read 85.4
Write 81.8
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 62.8
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 72 72 76 80 MB/s
Read 71.2
Write 55.7
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 68.9
44% 59.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: HP xw4600 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $92

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