Average Bench: 92.4% (18th of 984)

Based on 22 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 7.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB is 30.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 161MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 22 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 161 185
124 Write 161 185
126 Mixed 159 188
121% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.17 1.46
0.85 4K Write 2.8 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.77 1.05
186% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
270GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 167
Write 168
Mixed 159
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.54
160% 1.52 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 173
Write 155
Mixed 164
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.98
4K Mixed 0.57
155% 1.47 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 153
Write 154
Mixed 155
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 3.39
4K Mixed 0.5
167% 1.69 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 160
Write 145
Mixed 160
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.36
4K Write 3.59
4K Mixed 0.95
229% 1.97 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: A5D0
Read 153
Write 137
Mixed 143
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.62
157% 1.42 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: A42B
Read 126
Write 125
Mixed 126
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 3.39
4K Mixed 1.09
237% 1.91 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,798,405 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 25%
Desktop 67%
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Workstation 90%
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System: HP Z820 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $140

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