Average Bench: 43.4% (448th of 1014)

Based on 15,673 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250410AS, ST325041 0AS, ST325041 ST3250410AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB averaged 56.6% 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 31.8%. 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 42.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,673 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.4 Read 78.2 97.7
23.5 Write 64.3 93.8
26.2 Mixed 42.8 50.3
35.1 SusWrite 72.9 97.8
47.4% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.11 1.4
0.5 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%
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 88 76 87 90 93 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 95.8
Mixed 45
SusWrite 86.1
58% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 85 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 71.2
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 86.6
55% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 88 78 56 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 101
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 76.7
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 55 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 62.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 56
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 59 60 68 73 74 MB/s
Read 82.2
Write 80.2
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 63.9
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 19 16 11 13 29 MB/s
Read 72.1
Write 80.7
Mixed 40.1
SusWrite 18.5
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
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AmazonUS $9719 months
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Typical ST3250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 19,262 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: 75% - Very good Total price: $212

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