Average Bench: 107% (218th of 1058)

Based on 849 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003 250GB averaged 6.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 52.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003 250GB is 48.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 287MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 475MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 849 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 475 516
307 Write 442 501
314 Mixed 435 480
204 SusWrite 287 417
92.1% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 38.6 46
53 4K Write 99.1 132
32 4K Mixed 52.6 64
178% 63.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
197 DQ Read 347 390
134 DQ Write 315 372
116 DQ Mixed 305 379
236% 322 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 502 504 504 504 488 270 MB/s
Read 512
Write 499
Mixed 476
SusWrite 462
110% 487 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.8
216% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 379
285% 380 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 280 275 274 273 283 MB/s
Read 514
Write 490
Mixed 476
SusWrite 284
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.4
216% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 297
222% 294 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 281 280 284 283 284 MB/s
Read 510
Write 349
Mixed 472
SusWrite 315
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 54
181% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 322 279 243 209 220 MB/s
Read 499
Write 483
Mixed 463
SusWrite 278
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 53.5
179% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 364
274% 367 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 309 278 276 277 277 MB/s
Read 377
Write 333
Mixed 364
SusWrite 299
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 55.2
186% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 224
169% 226 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 390 272 264 256 263 MB/s
Read 357
Write 320
Mixed 267
SusWrite 277
69% 305 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 47
160% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 43.2
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 62.8
56% 82.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,929,146 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA250CM10003 250GB Builds (Compare 34,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $479

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