Average Bench: 27.9% (799th of 1015)

Based on 1,050 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6L160M0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6L160M0 164GB averaged 72.1% 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 3.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6L160M0 164GB is just 19.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6L160M0 164GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 49.3 65.7
30.1 Write 50.4 66
17.4 Mixed 31.8 40.5
24.4 SusWrite 46.8 64.3
32.8% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.58 0.7
1.8 4K Write 3.14 4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.51 0.8
140% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BACE1GJ0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 48 57 65 61 62 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 65.4
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 54.4
37% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.9 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 59 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 47.1
Write 53.4
Mixed 32
SusWrite 59.9
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.4
138% 1.57 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 65
Write 63
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 39.6
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.43 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 61.2
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 39.8
37% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.5 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 41 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 40
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 40.3
29% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.2
112% 1.43 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: BANC1E00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 41 46 46 44 41 MB/s
Read 39.6
Write 44.4
Mixed 13.9
SusWrite 43.6
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical 6L160M0 164GB Builds (Compare 179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus P5QL/EPU

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $135

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