Average Bench: 27.7% (800th of 1014)

Based on 1,730 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6L300S0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB averaged 72.2% 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 4.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.35MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB is just 18.6%. 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 32MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,730 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 48.7 63.9
30.3 Write 52.5 66.4
20 Mixed 32 39
22.9 SusWrite 46.4 62.4
33% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1.66 4K Write 4.72 6.5
0 4K Mixed 0.35 0.8
154% 1.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 55 55 55 56 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 56.4
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 55.1
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.9
242% 2.57 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 56 54 53 54 MB/s
Read 49.9
Write 59.6
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 54.6
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.1
151% 2.27 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: BACE1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 50 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 51.1
Write 56.2
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 49.7
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
181% 1.63 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 49 51 44 48 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 60.5
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 47.1
30% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
197% 2.3 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: BACE1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 41 43 43 42 39 MB/s
Read 34.7
Write 40.7
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 42
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.2
138% 1.87 MB/s
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AmazonUS $4524 months
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Typical 6L300S0 300GB Builds (Compare 2,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $107

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