Average Bench: 39.4% (521st of 1015)

Based on 1,840 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD251HJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung HD251HJ 250GB averaged 60.5% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD251HJ 250GB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD251HJ 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,840 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.2 Read 71.6 99.6
22.9 Write 62.2 98.3
19.9 Mixed 47.3 60.5
20.6 SusWrite 65.4 94.8
45.4% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.62 4K Write 1.98 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.86 1.1
156% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 108 109 113 114 MB/s
Read 112
Write 76.3
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 112
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 111 108 109 111 MB/s
Read 105
Write 79.1
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 109
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 78 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 86.5
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 78
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.33 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01114
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 63 66 80 82 82 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 77
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 73.5
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.37 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 65 71 76 68 70 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 62
Mixed 41
SusWrite 70
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 68 69 67 66 66 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 41.1
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 65.5
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $394 years
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Typical HD251HJ 250GB Builds (Compare 51,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $430

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