Average Bench: 93.2% (20th of 983)

Based on 17 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 6.8% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.71MB/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 164MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 17 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 161 185
124 Write 164 185
126 Mixed 159 188
122% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.2 1.46
0.85 4K Write 2.71 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.81 1.05
190% 1.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
304GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 166
Write 164
Mixed 172
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 3.01
4K Mixed 1
220% 1.76 MB/s
354GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 172
Write 153
Mixed 166
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.69
162% 1.43 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 159
Write 161
Mixed 184
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.98
199% 1.58 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 157
Write 158
Mixed 164
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 3.43
4K Mixed 1.05
229% 1.89 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: A5D0
Read 134
Write 122
Mixed 137
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 0.47
4K Mixed 0.27
62% 0.43 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: A42B
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 126
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 3.29
4K Mixed 1.04
231% 1.88 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,384,142 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 25%
Desktop 65%
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Workstation 83%
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System: HP Z820 Workstation


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