Average Bench: 35.4% (648th of 1002)

Based on 3,155 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HTS543232A7A384

Poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320GB averaged 64.5% 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 0.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320GB is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 59.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.5 Read 63.8 82.2
35.2 Write 59.6 80.4
15.8 Mixed 52 76.7
43.8% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.06 4K Read 0.32 0.5
0.37 4K Write 0.9 1.19
0.08 4K Mixed 0.22 0.31
54.5% 0.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
234GB free
Firmware: ES2OA70F Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.2
Write 74.6
Mixed 70.3
55% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.23
66% 0.61 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 72.6
Write 61.9
Mixed 17.1
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.21
48% 0.38 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.4
Write 66.3
Mixed 59.6
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.27
58% 0.47 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 64.9
Write 64.6
Mixed 63.4
48% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.33
78% 0.65 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 63.2
Write 55.8
Mixed 21.6
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.22
61% 0.54 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.4
Write 57.2
Mixed 27.6
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.31
73% 0.6 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: ES2OA60W Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.9
Write 57.9
Mixed 52.2
42% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.28
68% 0.56 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: ES2OA90C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.4
Write 57.5
Mixed 25.6
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.26
62% 0.52 MB/s
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Typical HTS543232A7A384 320GB Builds (Compare 6,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 17%
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System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $259

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