Average Bench: 50.7% (299th of 1010)

Based on 1,512 user benchmarks.  Models: STM3250318AS, STM32503 18AS, STM32503 STM3250318AS

Average average bench

The Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB averaged 49.2% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate STM3250318AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,512 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.2 Read 91.1 121
42.8 Write 88.5 118
19.6 Mixed 59.9 103
27.5 SusWrite 79.3 117
58.7% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.72 4K Write 1.55 1.9
0.24 4K Mixed 0.64 1
123% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 96 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 96.9
Write 96.3
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 94.7
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 80 84 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 87.5
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 83.6
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 94 93 95 94 MB/s
Read 86
Write 87.3
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 90.1
59% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 66 79 78 79 77 MB/s
Read 79
Write 84
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 70.6
53% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.03 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 66 52 79 90 90 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 79.7
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 72.9
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 17 17 19 MB/s
Read 7.8
Write 18
Mixed 13
SusWrite 17.3
10% 14 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,164,812 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3250318AS 250GB Builds (Compare 128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI P43 Neo-F (MS-7519)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $41

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