Average Bench: 60.9% (203rd of 1010)

Based on 197 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HTS721010A9

Above average average bench

The Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB averaged 39.1% 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 100MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 107MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 197 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Read 107 136
71.9 Write 105 130
65.9 Mixed 100 125
63.3 SusWrite 92.7 129
75.2% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.53 0.74
0.48 4K Write 1.31 1.72
0.13 4K Mixed 0.19 0.22
67.6% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
785GB free
Firmware: A3U0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 127 128 127 129 128 MB/s
Read 138
Write 134
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 128
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.1 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: A3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 80 80 81 81 85 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 80.2
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 81.5
48% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
564GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 64 60 72 93 46 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 29.7
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 63.3
29% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,110,118 HDDs tested.

Typical HTS721010A9 1TB Builds (Compare 1,583 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-1763

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $400

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