Average Bench: 53.5% (274th of 1015)

more Based on 2,205 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, WD1600HLFS-60G6U1, WDC WD1600HLFS-60G6U, WDC WD1600HLFS-01G6U3, WDC WD16 00HLFS-60G6U

Average average bench

The WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB averaged 46.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.17MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
38 Read 97.3 120
46.9 Write 96.9 117
37.3 Mixed 65.7 77
43.2 SusWrite 88.7 116
64.2% 87.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.85 1
1.3 4K Write 2.53 3
0.6 4K Mixed 1.17 1.4
212% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 109 111 109 89 107 MB/s
Read 121
Write 120
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 106
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 04.04V04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 107 106 108 108 MB/s
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 107
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.67 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 101 97 101 101 MB/s
Read 109
Write 105
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 100
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 84 82 67 85 86 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 105
Mixed 69
SusWrite 78.7
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.57 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 88 88 91 90 90 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 93.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 88.4
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 93 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 89.8
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 90.7
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.3
230% 1.6 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.04V03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 57 75 87 80 84 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 90.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 72.1
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical WD1600HLFS-60G6U2 160GB Builds (Compare 8,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T3500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $330

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