Average Bench: 69.8% (121st of 984)

Based on 769 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]


Above average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB averaged 30.2% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.82MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 38.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 92.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 769 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.5 Read 124 159
78.6 Write 119 150
45.2 Mixed 92.1 126
83.5% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.82 1.15
0.94 4K Write 1.62 2.15
0.24 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%
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA580 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 145
Mixed 112
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.42
122% 1.05 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAAM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 140
Write 118
Mixed 110
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.36
106% 1 MB/s
945GB free
Firmware: MKAO Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 95.5
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.36
88% 0.77 MB/s
640GB free
Firmware: MKAOA3B0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 81.5
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.43
115% 0.96 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 116
Write 73.7
Mixed 97.6
72% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.27
93% 0.88 MB/s
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Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Key Specs

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