Average Bench: 25.1% (870th of 1014)

Based on 2,465 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM160HI

Very poor average bench

The Samsung HM160HI 160GB averaged 74.9% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.03MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM160HI 160GB is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HM160HI 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.29 Read 45.7 64
13 Write 47.3 64.8
9.95 Mixed 29.6 39.5
12 SusWrite 41.5 62.8
30.2% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.03 1.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
95.9% 0.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: HH100-06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 63 65 65 64 63 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 45
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 63.1
38% 51.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 32 38 15 39 39 MB/s
Read 41
Write 29.7
Mixed 21.4
SusWrite 30.4
22% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
52% 0.43 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 20 9.7 6.3 8.4 16 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 42.8
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 14.4
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 22 22 19 23 MB/s
Read 29.3
Write 13.5
Mixed 13.6
SusWrite 18.3
14% 18.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.37 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8 8 6.4 5.7 7.9 8.7 MB/s
Read 32.2
Write 16.5
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 7.4
14% 18.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 11 12 21 28 MB/s
Read 9.8
Write 8
Mixed 9
SusWrite 15.7
8% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,142,334 HDDs tested.

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AmazonUS $502 months
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Typical HM160HI 160GB Builds (Compare 371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq Presario CQ40 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $126

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