Average Bench: 34.9% (604th of 1015)

Based on 2,635 user benchmarks.  Model: MAXTOR STM3320820AS

Poor average bench

The Maxtor STM3320820AS 320GB averaged 65.1% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3320820AS 320GB is 22.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3320820AS 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 37.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.8 Read 63.5 78.3
16.8 Write 43.6 72.3
24.4 Mixed 37.6 44
27.2 SusWrite 57.8 76.8
37.3% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.89 4K Write 1.23 1.4
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
132% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 36
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 62.5
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 63
Write 61
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 65.7
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 54 52 54 52 52 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 32.5
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 52.2
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 66
Write 31.5
Mixed 41
SusWrite 53
35% 47.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 54
Write 30
Mixed 37
SusWrite 60.7
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 58 58 55 52 58 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 31.1
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 56
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 33 54 44 62 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 64.2
Mixed 37
SusWrite 44.6
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 42 37 47 46 50 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 50.7
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 41.5
32% 43.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 22 48 48 51 51 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 51
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 41.8
34% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical STM3320820AS 320GB Builds (Compare 2,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5K - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $294

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