Average Bench: 30.9% (702nd of 1015)

Based on 13,033 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250315AS, ST925031 ST9250315AS, ST9250315AS-80H132, ST925031 5AS, ST9250315AS-9H8032

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB averaged 69.1% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.04MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB is 33.1%. 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 32.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,033 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.6 Read 56.5 76.9
16.3 Write 53.9 74.4
11.5 Mixed 32.2 40
15.8 SusWrite 51 76
35.6% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.04 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
99.7% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 55 65 56 77 70 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 77.3
Mixed 39.1
SusWrite 66.6
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 0020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 59 59 61 60 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 56.6
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 59.8
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002CE02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 37 50 37 67 51 MB/s
Read 69.6
Write 71.4
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 44.8
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 47 15 25 17 33 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 54.6
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 31.4
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 0002CE02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 41 43 46 43 41 MB/s
Read 46.8
Write 45
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 43.1
31% 42 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 39 42 41 46 41 MB/s
Read 46
Write 43.2
Mixed 32
SusWrite 42.2
30% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 17 13 7 5.2 27 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 55.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 14.2
31% 42.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical ST9250315AS 250GB Builds (Compare 627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 5738

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 11% - Very poor Total price: $25

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