Average Bench: 28.7% (773rd of 1015)

Based on 350 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6B300S0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6B300S0 300GB averaged 71.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.36MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6B300S0 300GB is just 16.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6B300S0 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 48.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 350 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.9 Read 48.7 62.7
34.5 Write 52.8 66.4
22.1 Mixed 42.7 64
27.4 SusWrite 46.6 62.7
35.3% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.56 0.71
1.36 4K Write 3.68 6.05
0.09 4K Mixed 0.36 0.8
132% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BANC1E00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 59 56 58 57 MB/s
Read 65.6
Write 67.7
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 58.9
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.67 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 63 62 63 63 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 64.7
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 61.9
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.1
161% 2.43 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: BANC1BM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 51 48 50 52 52 MB/s
Read 53.4
Write 53.7
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 51
34% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.1
126% 1.8 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: BANC1980
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 49 49 50 50 MB/s
Read 50.9
Write 56.4
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 49.5
35% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.2
133% 1.77 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 49 50 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 49.1
Write 56.2
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 48.7
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 31 32 31 42 53 MB/s
Read 60.2
Write 64.5
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 36.9
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.4
134% 1.53 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 47 47 47 47 48 MB/s
Read 42.5
Write 49.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 47.3
31% 41.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.53 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 24 25 24 25 26 MB/s
Read 63
Write 61.8
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 24.8
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.2
172% 2.47 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: BANC1B10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 33 32 29 34 34 MB/s
Read 38
Write 38.2
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 32.7
24% 32.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.1
104% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,991,271 HDDs tested.

Typical 6B300S0 300GB Builds (Compare 3,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z370 AORUS Gaming 3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,058

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