Average Bench: 38.9% (556th of 1010)

Based on 12 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS541050A9E680

Poor average bench

The HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB averaged 61.1% 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 1.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.16MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB is 20.7%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 52.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 63.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 71.6 83.7
9.57 Write 63.9 91.3
5.64 Mixed 52.6 80.9
46.9% 62.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.38 0.53
0.37 4K Write 1.06 1.53
0.12 4K Mixed 0.16 0.19
53% 0.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
340GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 83.7
Mixed 76.2
61% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.17
58% 0.61 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 81.4
Write 80
Mixed 70.7
58% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.14
57% 0.62 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 80.1
Write 66.6
Mixed 12.1
38% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.16
61% 0.62 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: JA6OA480 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
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
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JA6O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
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
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
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,114,037 HDDs tested.

Typical Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $652

Popular Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 500GB compatible motherboards:

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