Average Bench: 44% (489th of 1002)

Based on 49 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HTS541064A9E680, HTS541064A9E680

Below average average bench

The HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB averaged 55.9% 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 1.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.9MB/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 0.36MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 74.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Read 79.2 230
26.9 Write 74.3 105
8.81 Mixed 69.9 95
55.9% 74.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.03 4K Read 0.36 0.61
0.36 4K Write 1.24 2.74
0.05 4K Mixed 0.16 0.32
55.8% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
569GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.3
Write 86.6
Mixed 89
67% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.72 MB/s
568GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.3
Write 87.2
Mixed 88.3
66% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.7 MB/s
522GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.2
Write 77.1
Mixed 79.2
61% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.73 MB/s
488GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.5
Write 81
Mixed 76.1
59% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.09
29% 0.31 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.2
Write 75
Mixed 66.8
55% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.18
66% 0.71 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76
Write 72.4
Mixed 63.2
53% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.07
16% 0.17 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: JA4OA480 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.4
Write 70.6
Mixed 71.8
55% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.16
54% 0.51 MB/s
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Typical Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 640GB Builds (Compare 28 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Toshiba Satellite L955

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $344

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