Average Bench: 27.7% (803rd of 1015)

Based on 1,960 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6L300S0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB averaged 72.3% 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 4.74MB/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 18.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6L300S0 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 46.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,960 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.5 Read 48.5 64
28.2 Write 52.4 66.4
19.9 Mixed 32.1 39
22.8 SusWrite 46.4 61.7
33% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1.5 4K Write 4.74 6.5
0 4K Mixed 0.35 0.8
153% 1.91 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: 56 55 54 54 56 55 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 61.4
Mixed 39.4
SusWrite 54.9
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.1
151% 2.27 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BACE1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 56 52 52 54 55 MB/s
Read 53.7
Write 63.5
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 52.8
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.1
151% 2.27 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 51 51 52 52 MB/s
Read 47.9
Write 44.3
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 51.7
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: BACE1G20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 28.9
Write 40.6
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 36.9
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.1
161% 2.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,527,194 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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