Average Bench: 38.5% (540th of 1015)

Based on 4,727 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250410AS, ST925041 ST9250410AS, ST925041 0AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB averaged 61.4% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB is 45.2%. 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 39.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.3 Read 71 99.8
14.5 Write 67.9 96.2
11.5 Mixed 39.7 51.7
21.6 SusWrite 63.2 98.4
44.3% 60.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.16 1.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
118% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 63 71 82 82 84 MB/s
Read 87.6
Write 86
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 72.4
53% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 69 57 80 78 86 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 42.9
SusWrite 70.8
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 78 78 80 82 82 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 70
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 77.9
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 62 77 80 79 58 MB/s
Read 76
Write 53.5
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 68.8
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 56 57 56 MB/s
Read 56
Write 59.5
Mixed 40.1
SusWrite 56.2
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 51 38 49 60 61 MB/s
Read 59
Write 56.5
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 50.6
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 13 14 13 10 34 MB/s
Read 8.8
Write 25.5
Mixed 13
SusWrite 19.2
12% 16.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.23 MB/s
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AmazonUS $4216 months
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Typical ST9250410AS 250GB Builds (Compare 2,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8440p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $70

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