Average Bench: 24.8% (875th of 1014)

Based on 3,001 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM160HI

Very poor average bench

The Samsung HM160HI 160GB averaged 75.1% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM160HI 160GB is 27.2%. 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 29.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 41.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,001 samples)
Min Avg Max
9 Read 45.3 64
11.4 Write 45.6 64.9
9.85 Mixed 29.2 39.4
10.7 SusWrite 41.1 63
29.7% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1 1.4
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
94.7% 0.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 45 48 47 52 60 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 60.7
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 49.1
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
121% 0.63 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 53 55 56 56 57 MB/s
Read 50.9
Write 55.1
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 55.4
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 35 33 51 53 58 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 47.7
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 45.1
35% 47.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 52 59 54 54 52 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 56.4
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 54.6
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 41 46 49 46 44 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 47.8
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 45.3
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.6 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 12 13 40 44 49 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 5.2
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 30.8
24% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.73 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.4 3.8 4.7 8.4 33 38 MB/s
Read 48.1
Write 48.9
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 15.6
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.63 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 38 42 41 38 MB/s
Read 13.7
Write 12.7
Mixed 8
SusWrite 38.3
13% 18.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HH100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 33 32 51 29 46 MB/s
Read 11.5
Write 7.2
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 38.7
16% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical HM160HI 160GB Builds (Compare 589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $138

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