Average Bench: 43.7% (472nd of 984)

Based on 42 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HTS541064A9E680, HTS541064A9E680

Below average average bench

The HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB averaged 56.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.25MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB is 25.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.37MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 73.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Read 78.8 230
26.9 Write 73.5 105
8.81 Mixed 68.8 95
55.4% 73.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.61
0.36 4K Write 1.25 2.74
0.05 4K Mixed 0.16 0.32
56.3% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
532GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91
Write 98.4
Mixed 95
72% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.18
64% 0.69 MB/s
304GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.3
Write 90.7
Mixed 86.1
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.2
65% 0.68 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 82.2
Write 89
Mixed 73.8
61% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.72 MB/s
455GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.3
Write 82.8
Mixed 78.5
61% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.72 MB/s
332GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.7
Write 81
Mixed 72.7
56% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.17
68% 0.71 MB/s
515GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 69.3
Write 82.1
Mixed 80.8
58% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.17
63% 0.67 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.5
Write 59.9
Mixed 62.4
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.12
39% 0.4 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.8
Write 67.1
Mixed 68.7
50% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.11
44% 0.48 MB/s
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Typical Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB Builds (Compare 24 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Toshiba Satellite L955

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $372

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