Average Bench: 39.6% (517th of 1015)

Based on 1,694 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310CS, ST325031 ST3250310CS, ST325031 0CS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB averaged 60.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,694 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.5 Read 69.9 95.6
19.5 Write 72.3 97.8
13.4 Mixed 39.3 48.9
21 SusWrite 68.2 97.5
45.7% 62.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.4 4K Write 0.98 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
119% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 89 88 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 88.3
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 90.8
56% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 3.CVA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 96 97 97 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 97.6
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 95.8
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 48 52 48 83 80 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 91.8
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 64.3
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 53 53 50 50 MB/s
Read 58.5
Write 50.7
Mixed 38
SusWrite 52.2
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,347,543 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3250310CS 250GB Builds (Compare 7,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 30%
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $56

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