Average Bench: 52.8% (278th of 1015)

more Based on 2,888 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1600HLFS-60G6U2, WDC WD1600HLFS-75G6U, WDC WD16 00HLFS-01G6U3, WDC WD1600HLFS-6, WDC WD1600HLFS-7, WDC WD16 00HLFS-60G6U2, WDC WD16 00HLFS-75G6U, WD1600HL FS-60G6U1, WDC WD16 00HLFS-60G6U0, WDC WD1600HLFS-75G6U0, WDC WD1600HLFS-60G6U1, WDC WD1600HLFS-75G6U1, WDC WD1600HLFS-60G6U0, WDC WD16 00HLFS-75G6U1, WDC WD16 00HLFS-75G6U0, WDC WD1600HLFS-01G6U0, WD1600HLFS-60G6U1, WDC WD1600HLFS-60G6U, WDC WD1600HLFS-01G6U3, WDC WD16 00HLFS-60G6U

Average average bench

The WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB averaged 47.2% 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 1.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,888 samples)
Min Avg Max
46 Read 96.3 119
60.3 Write 96.7 118
39.8 Mixed 65.2 76
56.7 SusWrite 87.2 117
63.6% 86.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
1.3 4K Write 2.5 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.16 1.4
210% 1.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
101GB free
Firmware: 04.04V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 105 105 105 104 97 MB/s
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 103
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.4
253% 1.8 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 86 86 85 85 MB/s
Read 107
Write 105
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 85.3
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
219% 1.57 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 80 82 85 56 MB/s
Read 84.6
Write 80.2
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 74.6
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 59 60 76 104 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 69.5
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 69.5
46% 62.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,172,900 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB Builds (Compare 3,843 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop 63%
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $337

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