Average Bench: 31.8% (672nd of 1015)

Based on 9,398 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250315AS, ST925031 ST9250315AS, ST925031 5AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB averaged 68.1% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.07MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB is 30%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.6 Read 57.9 77.7
11.1 Write 54.5 74.7
11.6 Mixed 32.4 39.8
16 SusWrite 52.8 76.4
36.2% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.07 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
102% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 70 65 70 73 73 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 74.8
Mixed 40
SusWrite 67.8
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 71 70 72 72 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 63.8
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 69.9
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 70 71 72 72 73 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 68.4
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 70
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 64 65 67 59 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 72.3
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 63.7
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 0002CE02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 63.6
Write 59.1
Mixed 37
SusWrite 65.6
41% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 67 65 65 67 48 MB/s
Read 67.6
Write 65.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 56.9
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 0.5 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D003DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 14 23 18 20 23 MB/s
Read 8.8
Write 23.8
Mixed 16.3
SusWrite 20
13% 17.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
82% 0.57 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 35%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $138

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