Average Bench: 92.9% (20th of 1002)

Based on 33 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 7.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.55MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB is 25.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 163 185
112 Write 160 185
115 Mixed 156 188
120% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 1.12 1.46
0.18 4K Write 2.55 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.75 1.12
177% 1.47 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
326GB free
Firmware: HPH1
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 175
Write 157
Mixed 160
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.4
116% 1.09 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: A5D0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 172
Write 153
Mixed 137
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.18
4K Mixed 0.43
68% 0.34 MB/s
246GB free
Firmware: HPH2
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 159
Write 154
Mixed 156
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.89
201% 1.71 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: A5D0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 162
Write 112
Mixed 117
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.55
128% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,795,721 HDDs tested.

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Typical UltraStar 15K600 450GB Builds (Compare 878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

System: HP Z820 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $137

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