Average Bench: 83.6% (413th of 1058)

Based on 2,569 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002

Very good average bench

The Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB averaged just 16.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 223MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 360MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,569 samples)
Min Avg Max
246 Read 447 516
175 Write 390 480
155 Mixed 360 412
108 SusWrite 223 302
79.6% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 30 37
26.8 4K Write 68.5 99.1
15.5 4K Mixed 35.6 45.2
127% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
98.2 DQ Read 331 374
60.9 DQ Write 249 367
46.3 DQ Mixed 173 217
161% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 157 134 203 102 237 MB/s
Read 515
Write 477
Mixed 411
SusWrite 179
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 44.4
161% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 148
168% 287 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 131 184 269 216 236 MB/s
Read 272
Write 323
Mixed 400
SusWrite 206
68% 300 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 40.2
146% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 76.3
DQ Mixed 207
143% 183 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 94 265 270 282 286 MB/s
Read 480
Write 449
Mixed 405
SusWrite 228
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 34.3
118% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 85.2
DQ Mixed 42.4
37% 54.2 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STAS1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 191 256 113 237 82 MB/s
Read 486
Write 425
Mixed 390
SusWrite 186
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 28.5
97% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 160
126% 176 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,228,426 SSDs tested.

Typical BarraCuda SSD ZA250CM10002 250GB Builds (Compare 67,430 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: $561

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

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