Average Bench: 74.1% (575th of 1058)

Based on 2,349 user benchmarks.  Model: Maxtor Z1 SSD 480GB

Good average bench

The Maxtor Z1 SSD 480GB averaged 25.8% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Maxtor Z1 SSD 480GB is 47.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Maxtor Z1 SSD 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 201MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 239MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,349 samples)
Min Avg Max
224 Read 385 475
101 Write 239 409
87 Mixed 285 368
76.6 SusWrite 201 422
62% 277 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 28.9 39.1
19 4K Write 62.9 88.5
12.1 4K Mixed 31.5 41.8
117% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 DQ Read 231 306
24.9 DQ Write 242 326
12.5 DQ Mixed 154 215
138% 209 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STKSC010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 364 318 103 103 106 MB/s
Read 430
Write 263
Mixed 318
SusWrite 210
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 36.1
135% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 194
169% 248 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STKSC010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 148 261 163 91 54 MB/s
Read 351
Write 117
Mixed 207
SusWrite 151
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 26.1
67% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 202
169% 244 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,201,476 SSDs tested.

Typical Z1 SSD 480GB Builds (Compare 3,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asrock B365M IB-R

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $732

Popular Z1 SSD 480GB compatible motherboards:

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