Average Bench: 92.8% (18th of 984)

Based on 26 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 7.2% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.66MB/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 162MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 161 185
124 Write 162 185
115 Mixed 157 188
121% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 1.15 1.46
0.4 4K Write 2.66 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.75 1.1
181% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 174
Write 177
Mixed 176
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.46
4K Write 3.26
4K Mixed 1.1
244% 1.94 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: A5D0
Read 183
Write 159
Mixed 144
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.49
106% 0.72 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: A5D0
Read 151
Write 164
Mixed 115
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.37
65% 0.38 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 158
Write 154
Mixed 154
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.43
4K Write 3.41
4K Mixed 0.66
196% 1.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,255,291 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: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $140

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