Average Bench: 59.6% (212th of 1002)

Based on 12,993 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 40.4% 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 0.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 105MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 Read 103 131
72.1 Write 105 132
22.3 Mixed 81.8 125
72.2% 96.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.46 0.67
0.46 4K Write 1.19 1.45
0.15 4K Mixed 0.31 0.41
75.8% 0.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 114
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.39
88% 0.74 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: JP2OA39C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.4
Write 107
Mixed 15.9
53% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.44
96% 0.74 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,646,992 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical HDS721050CLA362 500GB Builds (Compare 23,107 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $387

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