Average Bench: 30.7% (718th of 1015)

Based on 7,134 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9250315AS, ST925031 ST9250315AS, ST925031 5AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB averaged 69.3% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.06MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9250315AS 250GB is 34.5%. 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 31.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.88 Read 56.3 76.4
14.5 Write 53.8 73.9
11.2 Mixed 31.9 39.8
16.5 SusWrite 50.5 75.7
35.3% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.06 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%
136GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 74 74 74 75 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 58.2
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 73.8
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D003DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 53 61 63 61 64 MB/s
Read 64
Write 65
Mixed 37
SusWrite 59.8
41% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 0002CE02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 51 51 51 50 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 66.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 50.8
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 58 60 61 60 60 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 60.3
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 59.6
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 51 58 62 62 MB/s
Read 62
Write 63.1
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 56.1
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 19 21 22 22 MB/s
Read 73.7
Write 69.9
Mixed 27
SusWrite 22.2
35% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
60% 0.33 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 44 45 46 46 45 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 44.5
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 45.7
31% 42 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 14 11 12 23 30 MB/s
Read 7.7
Write 9.9
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 18
8% 11 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
54% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical ST9250315AS 250GB Builds (Compare 1,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 24%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $142

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