Average Bench: 39.1% (532nd of 1015)

Based on 1,535 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310CS, ST325031 ST3250310CS, ST325031 0CS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB averaged 60.8% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,535 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.6 Read 68.7 95.2
18.2 Write 71.9 98.2
11.8 Mixed 39 48.7
21.2 SusWrite 67.5 97.4
45.3% 61.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.4 4K Write 0.97 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
118% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
160GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 89 83 92 93 MB/s
Read 95
Write 84.6
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 90
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 96 95 93 94 MB/s
Read 89
Write 91.5
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 94.4
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 82 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 96.1
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 79.5
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 92
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 68.1
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 45 48 51 49 48 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 66.8
Mixed 40
SusWrite 48.5
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310CS 250GB Builds (Compare 3,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asrock FM2A68M-DG3+

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $57

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