Average Bench: 83.5% (373rd of 1016)

Based on 565 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate SSD

Very good average bench

The Seagate SSD 250GB averaged just 16.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SSD 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SSD 250GB is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SSD 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 229MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 565 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 457 514
205 Write 400 478
221 Mixed 364 411
108 SusWrite 229 286
81.2% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 29 37.2
30.4 4K Write 69.2 104
18.2 4K Mixed 35.2 45.7
126% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
115 DQ Read 316 373
53.3 DQ Write 243 365
40.9 DQ Mixed 174 217
159% 244 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 203 247 280 284 283 MB/s
Read 513
Write 480
Mixed 410
SusWrite 264
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 44.5
162% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 215
201% 311 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 230 199 282 281 273 MB/s
Read 499
Write 456
Mixed 404
SusWrite 252
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 39.5
140% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 214
200% 310 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 283 285 283 284 282 MB/s
Read 496
Write 406
Mixed 398
SusWrite 285
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 40.6
146% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 166
137% 197 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 266 191 260 174 281 MB/s
Read 468
Write 437
Mixed 386
SusWrite 232
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 26.6
87% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 50.1
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 151
115% 149 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 240 134 76 198 37 MB/s
Read 454
Write 424
Mixed 371
SusWrite 154
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 31
4K Mixed 22.2
74% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 215
181% 262 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,412,029 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 250GB Builds (Compare 13,677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $334

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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Intel Core i5-9600K $205Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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