Average Bench: 26% (851st of 1015)

Based on 539 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6Y160M0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB averaged 74.0% 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB is just 14.8%. 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 36.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 539 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.8 Read 45 55.7
30.6 Write 46.6 58.2
20.8 Mixed 36.6 53.5
17.5 SusWrite 42 56.7
31.5% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.9 2.5
0.17 4K Mixed 0.57 1
120% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free
Firmware: YAR51BW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 53
Write 59.5
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 56.5
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: YAR51EW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 48 48 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 37
Write 42.8
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 48.6
30% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: YAR51EW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 41.3
Write 43.8
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 41.2
30% 40.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.27 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 31 32 33 35 24 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 34.3
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 30.1
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 19 15 12 20 32 MB/s
Read 44
Write 48.3
Mixed 35.4
SusWrite 20.4
28% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.37 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: AY5R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 31 31 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 32.7
Write 36.5
Mixed 29
SusWrite 31.1
24% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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Workstation 21%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-M - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $413

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