Average Bench: 30.6% (711th of 1015)

Based on 575 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6V320F0

Poor average bench

The Maxtor 6V320F0 320GB averaged 69.3% 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 Write Speed 4.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.32MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6V320F0 320GB is just 16.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6V320F0 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 575 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.9 Read 52.5 68
39.1 Write 56.9 70.9
25.6 Mixed 42.4 65.7
30.9 SusWrite 51.9 67.9
37.7% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.56 0.7
2.01 4K Write 4.19 6.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.32 0.7
136% 1.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 65 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 68.4
Mixed 40
SusWrite 66.1
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.7
170% 1.6 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 63 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 60.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 63.1
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.8
206% 2.13 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 64 65 65 51 60 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 11.2
Mixed 23
SusWrite 61
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.37 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 1900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 45 43 45 45 MB/s
Read 60.4
Write 65.8
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 45.1
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.33 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 53 52 53 52 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 56.2
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 52.5
36% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.33 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 52
Write 27
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 36
29% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.1
149% 2.27 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 51 50 40 36 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 49.5
Mixed 27
SusWrite 45.7
29% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
173% 1.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,581,446 HDDs tested.

Typical 6V320F0 320GB Builds (Compare 166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $767

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