Average Bench: 28.2% (792nd of 1015)

Based on 792 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6B200M0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6B200M0 204GB averaged 71.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6B200M0 204GB is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6B200M0 204GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 38.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 47.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 792 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.5 Read 48.6 60.8
34.6 Write 51 63.8
22.8 Mixed 38.5 58
26 SusWrite 47.4 61.6
34.2% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.54 0.7
1.5 4K Write 2.88 3.9
0.15 4K Mixed 0.43 0.8
124% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: BANC1B70
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 61 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 56
Write 62.5
Mixed 36
SusWrite 61.2
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.33 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 54.7
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 50.2
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.5
157% 1.7 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 36 35 36 36 MB/s
Read 38.3
Write 38.1
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 35.6
25% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.33 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 32 32 33 33 MB/s
Read 30.4
Write 35.4
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 32.3
23% 30.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
132% 1.3 MB/s
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $881

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