Average Bench: 36.7% (584th of 984)

Based on 9 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS541050A9E680

Poor average bench

The HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB averaged 63.3% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.16MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 59.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 68.2 81.6
9.57 Write 59.7 91.3
5.64 Mixed 52.4 80.9
45% 60.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.36 0.53
0.37 4K Write 0.99 1.53
0.12 4K Mixed 0.16 0.19
51.1% 0.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
462GB free
Firmware: JA6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.1
Write 91.3
Mixed 69.6
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.15
57% 0.65 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.7
Write 66.2
Mixed 5.64
36% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.17
42% 0.32 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 75
Write 67.5
Mixed 65.8
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.15
60% 0.64 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.9
Write 59
Mixed 59.6
44% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.19
58% 0.57 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: JA6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 56
Write 57.3
Mixed 58.2
43% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.17
55% 0.55 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: JA6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.6
Write 32.6
Mixed 46.3
36% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.17
43% 0.35 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: JA6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 41.5
Write 9.57
Mixed 10.7
15% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.21
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.12
29% 0.23 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,861,115 HDDs tested.

Typical Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI A88X-G45 GAMING (MS-7900) - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $775

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