Average Bench: 43% (502nd of 1002)

Based on 12,924 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 57.0% 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 0.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.45MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is just 18.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.1 Read 74.7 87.4
54.1 Write 74.8 89.7
22.6 Mixed 63.5 88.4
53.3% 71 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.48 0.72
0.8 4K Write 1.45 1.85
0.16 4K Mixed 0.34 0.47
84.5% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
456GB free
Firmware: GM4O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.6
Write 88.3
Mixed 71.8
62% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.45
110% 0.97 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.8
Write 84.7
Mixed 84.8
63% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.47
111% 0.96 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.5
Write 79.1
Mixed 78.1
60% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.33
76% 0.68 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.8
Write 83.5
Mixed 76.4
59% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.86 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.7
Write 73
Mixed 27.5
44% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.37
103% 0.95 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.5
Write 75.2
Mixed 74
55% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.43
108% 0.96 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58.1
Write 66.2
Mixed 20.1
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.21
68% 0.71 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 16,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $501

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