Average Bench: 44.8% (410th of 1015)

Based on 8,997 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD161GJ

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD161GJ 160GB averaged 55.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD161GJ 160GB is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD161GJ 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 72MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.4 Read 83.7 112
26 Write 74.4 109
17.9 Mixed 49.7 61.3
19.6 SusWrite 72 109
51.4% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.88 4K Write 1.98 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.87 1.1
157% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01117
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 83 96 96 98 96 MB/s
Read 103
Write 89.2
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 94.6
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.37 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 98 97 98 97 MB/s
Read 66.3
Write 30.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 97.7
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 20 9.1 17 62 100 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 43.8
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 53 52 53 55 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 93
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 52.9
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,029,378 HDDs tested.


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Typical HD161GJ 160GB Builds (Compare 8,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 18%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $99

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