Average Bench: 47.9% (349th of 1015)

Based on 589 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3160813AS, MAXTOR S TM3160813AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB averaged 52.0% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB is 35.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 589 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.1 Read 84.3 111
47.8 Write 84.6 112
20.7 Mixed 56 98.8
20.3 SusWrite 73.6 114
55% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.49 0.64
0.57 4K Write 1.49 1.8
0.13 4K Mixed 0.46 0.8
98.6% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: MC1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 113 114 115 114 MB/s
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 57
SusWrite 114
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: MC1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 115 114 114 114 MB/s
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 114
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MC1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 82 56 95 103 108 MB/s
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 86.9
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: MC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 87 88 87 86 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 81.3
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 86.6
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MC1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 7.9 8.1 10 8 MB/s
Read 5
Write 4.5
Mixed 10.9
SusWrite 9.5
6% 7.47 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical STM3160813AS 160GB Builds (Compare 462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,167

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