Average Bench: 70% (117th of 984)

Based on 938 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS723030ALA640

The 3TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 once delivered performance that rivaled the long established class leaders in this capacity (WD Black included) and at an extremely competitive price. The drive was special in that it had 5 platters (vs the usual 3) and ran at 7K rpm despite having a relatively high capacity. The new design worked fantastically well resulting in a class leading product at launch. That was nearly three years ago. With peak sequential speeds of 95 MB/s and 4K speeds of 1 MB/s the Deskstar 7K3000 can no longer compete and clocks in around 35% slower than its modern day competitors. There are far better deals to be had elsewhere at this time. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB averaged 30.0% 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 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.83MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 92.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 938 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Read 124 158
80.6 Write 120 151
43.3 Mixed 92.3 124
83.7% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.83 1.15
0.91 4K Write 1.62 2.14
0.25 4K Mixed 0.39 0.49
108% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 139
Mixed 127
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.34
88% 0.82 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 116
Mixed 97.9
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.36
100% 0.96 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 101
Mixed 113
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
4KALIGNED
Read 117
Write 116
Mixed 93.9
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.46
123% 1.04 MB/s
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AmazonUS $140.002 years ago.
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $776

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An extraordinary blend of capacity, performance and efficiency...

Key Specs

  • Model HDS723030ALA640
  • Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200
  • Performance Idle 3TB: 6.8W
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Poor

5 years ago.

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Pros: Very high capacity High platter density Excellent overall performance Cons: Slightly higher than normal power consumption Can't match Western Digital's warranty period (3 vs. 5 years)

Review  www.techradar.com/...

So what we have here then is a hard drive with colossal capacity (2.79TB formatted) matched with excellent performance so therefore everything must be rosy...

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£200 Hardly a deal, but the only price I could find in the uk. Can import it from the US for approx £150 via ebay.


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