Average Bench: 25.3% (857th of 1015)

Based on 708 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6Y160M0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB averaged 74.7% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 708 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 Read 44.3 55.9
25.2 Write 47.1 58.8
19.4 Mixed 36.4 49.5
17.4 SusWrite 42 56.7
31.4% 42.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.98 2.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.74 1.1
143% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 50 52 54 55 56 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 55.1
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 53.6
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 54 54 54 53 51 MB/s
Read 42
Write 49.6
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 53
33% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 29 41 22 25 26 MB/s
Read 55.5
Write 58.5
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 30.5
34% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
159% 1.07 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 35 45 47 48 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 49.1
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 38
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 46 50 44 36 45 MB/s
Read 32.7
Write 20.2
Mixed 21.1
SusWrite 44.8
22% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 1.07 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 45 37 53 52 MB/s
Read 20.5
Write 57
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 48
29% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 29 26 22 29 29 MB/s
Read 39.4
Write 49
Mixed 25
SusWrite 26.5
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical 6Y160M0 164GB Builds (Compare 7,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asrock AB350 Pro4 - $99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $751

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