Average Bench: 38.6% (532nd of 1015)

Based on 7,368 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250410AS, ST925041 ST9250410AS, ST925041 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB averaged 61.3% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
12 Read 71.6 97.4
18.4 Write 68 94.1
15.2 Mixed 40.7 50.9
20 SusWrite 63 96.9
44.7% 60.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.16 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
120% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
201GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 101 100 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 82.7
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 98.9
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 0006
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 102 98 103 100 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 94.8
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 100
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 80 82 87 91 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 87.2
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 79.1
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 26 62 78 46 78 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 86.4
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 58.6
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 69 70 69 70 MB/s
Read 77
Write 76.2
Mixed 46.1
SusWrite 68.9
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 60 65 71 72 74 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 78.3
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 64.9
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 50 35 54 49 33 MB/s
Read 77.1
Write 79.2
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 41.3
46% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
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Typical ST9250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8440p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $100

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