Average Bench: 31.6% (680th of 1015)

Based on 452 user benchmarks.  Model: MAXTOR STM3160811AS

Poor average bench

The Maxtor STM3160811AS 160GB averaged 68.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3160811AS 160GB is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3160811AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 37MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 452 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 56.6 70.8
14.3 Write 44.7 67.8
18.6 Mixed 37 61.2
24.3 SusWrite 51.7 71.8
35% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.38 4K Write 1.1 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.58 0.9
108% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 41
Mixed 46
SusWrite 73.5
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 73
Write 39.8
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 73.4
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 43.1
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 66.9
40% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 51 50 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 41
Write 50.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 50.1
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,764,549 HDDs tested.

Typical STM3160811AS 160GB Builds (Compare 4,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus H81M-C - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $212

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