Average Bench: 39.4% (521st of 1015)

Based on 1,437 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3250310CS, ST325031 ST3250310CS, ST325031 0CS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB averaged 60.6% 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 41.8%. 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 39.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.8 Read 69.3 94.7
19 Write 72.6 98.2
11.7 Mixed 39.3 48.6
20.8 SusWrite 67.8 97
45.6% 62.2 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%
45GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 83 83 85 91 100 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 88.3
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 87.8
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 81 81 87 90 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 95.2
Mixed 44.4
SusWrite 84.1
57% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 81 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 95.1
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 82.8
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 87 86 91 89 MB/s
Read 91.6
Write 91.9
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 75.2
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 55 60 57 58 MB/s
Read 72.4
Write 62.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 49.7
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
128% 0.77 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 85 80 94 95 85 MB/s
Read 17.8
Write 19.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 87.5
29% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical ST3250310CS 250GB Builds (Compare 2,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asrock FM2A68M-DG3+

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $55

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