Average Bench: 23.5% (919th of 1015)

Based on 791 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM251JI

Very poor average bench

The Samsung HM251JI 250GB averaged 76.4% 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 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.96MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM251JI 250GB is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HM251JI 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 39.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 791 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.4 Read 42.2 59.7
15.5 Write 42.5 59.8
9.23 Mixed 28.8 41.9
12.8 SusWrite 39.2 57.3
28.1% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.96 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.5 0.7
89.2% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2SS00_03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 44 47 49 45 55 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 47.5
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 47
33% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.53 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 2SS00_01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 47 47 46 46 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 45.1
Mixed 31
SusWrite 46.1
31% 42.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 2SS00_03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 49 49 49 50 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 44.2
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 48.1
29% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
124% 0.73 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 2SS00_01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 41 43 45 44 MB/s
Read 40.9
Write 44.6
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 43.5
30% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 0_01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 45 46 46 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 43.4
Mixed 26.4
SusWrite 44.3
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2SS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 39 39 40 38 MB/s
Read 35.3
Write 37
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 38.4
25% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,508 HDDs tested.

Typical HM251JI 250GB Builds (Compare 1,521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $687

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