Average Bench: 42.7% (497th of 995)

Based on 10,766 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 57.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.43MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is just 18.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,766 samples)
Min Avg Max
54 Read 74.4 87.7
52.1 Write 74.3 89.3
19.9 Mixed 63.2 88.5
53% 70.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.48 0.72
0.6 4K Write 1.43 1.87
0.13 4K Mixed 0.33 0.47
83.2% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 86.1
Write 91
Mixed 88.9
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.48
116% 1 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 83.6
Write 86.2
Mixed 26.1
48% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.43
107% 0.95 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 69.7
Write 77.8
Mixed 63.1
53% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.34
81% 0.76 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 67.6
Mixed 22.7
41% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.38
95% 0.88 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 70
Write 58.3
Mixed 35
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.25
71% 0.74 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 71.1
Write 54.2
Mixed 61.2
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.25
4K Mixed 0.26
70% 0.65 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 7,968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $755

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