Average Bench: 40.4% (516th of 1010)

Based on 13,034 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 59.6% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 30.6%. 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 40.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,034 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 72.3 89.5
33.3 Write 71.4 90.7
20 Mixed 40.1 49.5
32.3 SusWrite 68.2 89.3
46.2% 63 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.89 4K Write 1.65 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.79 1
144% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 89 89 89 90 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 86.3
Mixed 49
SusWrite 89.1
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
239GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 67 45 69 71 69 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 78
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 63.4
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 51 48 51 51 50 MB/s
Read 88
Write 88.3
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 50.5
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 61 72 77 76 77 MB/s
Read 60.2
Write 51.8
Mixed 34
SusWrite 71.7
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 35
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 35.6
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.6 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 51 55 53 55 55 MB/s
Read 66.3
Write 63
Mixed 30
SusWrite 52.3
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7 7.8 6.2 9.2 8.8 6.2 MB/s
Read 6
Write 9.5
Mixed 16.4
SusWrite 7.5
8% 9.85 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0
12% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 27,352 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $367

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