Average Bench: 26% (851st of 1015)

Based on 522 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor 6Y160M0

Very poor average bench

The Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB averaged 73.9% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.89MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor 6Y160M0 164GB is just 14.6%. 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 42.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 522 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.2 Read 45.1 55.7
31.4 Write 46.7 58.1
21.1 Mixed 36.7 53.6
17.7 SusWrite 42.2 56.7
31.5% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.89 2.5
0.18 4K Mixed 0.56 1
119% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 59.4
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 56.9
39% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: YAR51BW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 58.3
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 56.2
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: YAR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 55 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 55
Write 57.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 54.1
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.3 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 29 29 28 28 MB/s
Read 54.2
Write 57.8
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 29
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.4 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: YAR511W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 16 19 13 17 20 MB/s
Read 8.3
Write 6
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 16.2
7% 9.33 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.3 14 11 12 10 9.1 MB/s
Read 7
Write 14.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 10.8
10% 13 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
40% 0.3 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: YAR51HW0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.9 9.7 5.5 7.9 13 17 MB/s
Read 5.5
Write 7
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 10.5
6% 7.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
28% 0.13 MB/s
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Typical 6Y160M0 164GB Builds (Compare 883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 36%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
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Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-M - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $393

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