Average Bench: 55.6% (248th of 1010)

Based on 13,956 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 44.4% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,956 samples)
Min Avg Max
41 Read 102 133
37.5 Write 98.9 133
22.4 Mixed 52.1 67
32.6 SusWrite 91.8 132
63.1% 86.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.32 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
131% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 84 89 88 89 89 MB/s
Read 130
Write 109
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 87.9
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 55.9
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 64 64 40 40 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 113
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 53.8
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 63 62 79 82 82 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 85.6
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 71.4
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 64 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 67
Mixed 43
SusWrite 68.5
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 26 50 34 31 32 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 79.3
Mixed 46.9
SusWrite 35.4
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
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Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $368

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