Average Bench: 69.9% (137th of 1002)

Based on 1,379 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 0.82MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 43.2%. 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 91.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,379 samples)
Min Avg Max
74 Read 125 160
76.5 Write 119 150
28.4 Mixed 91.3 123
83.4% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.82 1.14
0.98 4K Write 1.64 2.14
0.26 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 144
Mixed 125
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.48
134% 1.19 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAO Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 139
Mixed 112
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.47
140% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 111
Mixed 109
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.39
110% 0.95 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 92.5
Mixed 25.9
58% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.26
95% 0.93 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.1
Write 87.4
Mixed 80.9
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.31
85% 0.81 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
EbayUS $705 mins
AmazonUS $1402 years
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Typical Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Builds (Compare 8,421 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $748

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 Comments

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

Key Specs

  • Model HDS723030ALA640
  • Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200
  • Performance Idle 3TB: 6.8W
Added 5 years ago.

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)

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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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