Average Bench: 45% (405th of 1015)

Based on 10,482 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD161GJ

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD161GJ 160GB averaged 55.0% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.97MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD161GJ 160GB is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD161GJ 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 71.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.7 Read 84.1 113
12.8 Write 71.2 110
15 Mixed 50 60.9
15.9 SusWrite 72.4 109
51.1% 69.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.97 2.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.88 1.1
158% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 109 110 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 105
Write 53.5
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 107
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.27 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 104 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 100
Write 47.8
Mixed 58
SusWrite 104
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.33 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 98 95 95 96 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 91.8
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 96.1
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 76 83 83 78 82 MB/s
Read 106
Write 76.7
Mixed 52
SusWrite 78.4
57% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.33 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 66 67 67 64 MB/s
Read 102
Write 88.8
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 66.1
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01116
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 51 31 49 80 MB/s
Read 104
Write 108
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 59.6
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 15 18 15 19 15 MB/s
Read 13.7
Write 13
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 16.3
10% 14.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 5.3 9.9 22 21 20 MB/s
Read 8
Write 3.5
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 13.9
7% 9.02 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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AmazonUS $255 years
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Typical HD161GJ 160GB Builds (Compare 24,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $325

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