Average Bench: 47.6% (356th of 1015)

Based on 649 user benchmarks.  Models: MAXTOR STM3160813AS, MAXTOR S TM3160813AS

Below average average bench

The Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB averaged 52.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.51MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Maxtor STM3160813AS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 649 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 84.3 113
29.6 Write 83.7 112
20.2 Mixed 53.9 98
18.8 SusWrite 73.4 114
54.3% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.5 0.64
0.69 4K Write 1.51 1.8
0.17 4K Mixed 0.49 0.8
104% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
23GB free
Firmware: MC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 75 74 73 74 73 MB/s
Read 122
Write 120
Mixed 61
SusWrite 74.1
69% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MC1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 55 103 72 105 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 90.3
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 83
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: MX12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 98 96 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 97.5
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 97
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 71 34 53 64 50 MB/s
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 39
SusWrite 51.9
54% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Typical STM3160813AS 160GB Builds (Compare 520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 53%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,154

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