Average Bench: 83.6% (412th of 1058)

Based on 946 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate SSD

Very good average bench

The Seagate SSD 250GB averaged just 16.3% 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 175MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SSD 250GB is 46.2%. 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 218MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 946 samples)
Min Avg Max
241 Read 450 516
186 Write 394 482
195 Mixed 362 412
104 SusWrite 218 290
79.8% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 30.4 37.7
30.5 4K Write 69.9 105
15.6 4K Mixed 35 45.9
128% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 330 374
57.8 DQ Write 252 364
52.9 DQ Mixed 175 217
163% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 279 279 279 279 281 MB/s
Read 503
Write 396
Mixed 382
SusWrite 289
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46
170% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 211
199% 311 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 110 237 74 268 79 MB/s
Read 489
Write 456
Mixed 400
SusWrite 162
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 35.5
124% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 220
205% 316 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 156 177 77 229 38 MB/s
Read 462
Write 286
Mixed 379
SusWrite 148
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 38.1
140% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 213
159% 220 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 175 273 48 144 208 MB/s
Read 480
Write 307
Mixed 388
SusWrite 166
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 33.4
116% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 20
DQ Mixed 133
101% 145 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 143 189 94 154 194 MB/s
Read 460
Write 443
Mixed 306
SusWrite 174
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 24.1
83% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 24.9
DQ Mixed 88
63% 85.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,241,167 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 250GB Builds (Compare 67,455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $562

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

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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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