Average Bench: 43.4% (472nd of 984)

Based on 10,060 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 56.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 75.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,060 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.6 Read 75.5 87.2
53.9 Write 75.5 89.3
22.9 Mixed 64.7 88.9
53.9% 71.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.49 0.72
0.69 4K Write 1.47 1.85
0.17 4K Mixed 0.33 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%
466GB free
Firmware: GM4O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 88.5
Mixed 25.9
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.42
110% 0.99 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 86.9
65% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.67 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 84.9
Mixed 88.8
65% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.47
108% 0.91 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 76.8
Write 73.9
Mixed 28.1
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.29
77% 0.74 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 62
Write 70.3
Mixed 76.2
53% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.29
72% 0.68 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 53.1
Mixed 9.61
33% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.12
28% 0.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,164,858 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 56%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $912

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