Average Bench: 45.1% (398th of 1015)

Based on 13,787 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD161GJ

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD161GJ 160GB averaged 54.9% 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 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD161GJ 160GB is 45.8%. 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 50.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.9 Read 83.8 111
21.2 Write 73.1 109
17.8 Mixed 50.7 61.9
18.3 SusWrite 72.9 110
51.6% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.7 4K Write 2.02 2.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.87 1.1
158% 1.16 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: 102 107 106 107 105 102 MB/s
Read 103
Write 61.3
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 105
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 98 98 96 96 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.5
Mixed 58
SusWrite 96.5
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 1AC01117
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 79 81 80 81 82 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 60.3
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 79.9
55% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 69 72 68 72 MB/s
Read 104
Write 68.6
Mixed 52.6
SusWrite 70.9
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 65 76 80 84 80 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 97.5
Mixed 61.3
SusWrite 76.3
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.37 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 64 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 93.6
Write 97.1
Mixed 63
SusWrite 63.3
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 43 83 84 81 62 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 83.7
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 65.1
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.6 12 12 13 12 13 MB/s
Read 11.3
Write 13.7
Mixed 13.1
SusWrite 11.9
9% 12.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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AmazonUS $256 years
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Typical HD161GJ 160GB Builds (Compare 41,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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