Average Bench: 28.4% (786th of 1015)

Based on 1,408 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6L300S0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB averaged 71.6% 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 4.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.34MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,408 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 49.3 63.4
32 Write 53.4 66.7
17.5 Mixed 32.3 39
27.9 SusWrite 48 61.9
33.6% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
2.4 4K Write 4.94 6.5
0 4K Mixed 0.34 0.8
156% 1.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 65.4
Mixed 38
SusWrite 62.8
42% 57.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.1
161% 2.43 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 61.7
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 56.9
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.1
155% 2.33 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: BANC1E00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 54 53 54 53 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 55.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 53.4
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0
140% 2.23 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 45 41 45 45 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 44.3
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 42.4
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.23 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 32 35 44 44 43 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 21.8
Mixed 28
SusWrite 39.8
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0
76% 1.23 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 13 16 16 11 23 MB/s
Read 19.5
Write 27.5
Mixed 3
SusWrite 18.8
12% 17.2 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.1
65% 1 MB/s
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AmazonUS $4515 months
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Motherboard: EVGA 142-SS-E178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,252

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