Average Bench: 31.6% (684th of 1015)

Based on 1,035 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6V300F0

Poor average bench

The Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB averaged 68.4% 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 4.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.31MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.5 Read 54.7 70
40.7 Write 58.8 72.8
25.3 Mixed 35.8 42.7
33.8 SusWrite 54 68.4
37.4% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.7
2 4K Write 4.58 6.2
0 4K Mixed 0.31 0.7
144% 1.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
276GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 66 65 64 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 71
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 64.8
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.1
155% 2.37 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 62 63 63 60 MB/s
Read 45
Write 44.7
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 62.3
33% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
201% 2.17 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 46 47 39 30 43 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 56.6
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 41.9
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.1
145% 2.23 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 40 42 42 41 38 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 56.2
Mixed 37.6
SusWrite 40.9
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
140% 1.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,982,817 HDDs tested.

Typical 6V300F0 300GB Builds (Compare 3,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 28%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $499

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