Average Bench: 92.3% (22nd of 1010)

Based on 40 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 7.7% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.52MB/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 Write Speed 159MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 40 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 162 185
112 Write 159 185
115 Mixed 155 188
120% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 1.09 1.46
0.18 4K Write 2.52 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.76 1.12
177% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A510
Read 173
Write 170
Mixed 135
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.98
4K Mixed 0.95
205% 1.67 MB/s
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A510
Read 175
Write 167
Mixed 159
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.41
4K Write 3.35
4K Mixed 0.98
230% 1.91 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A5D0
Read 153
Write 162
Mixed 153
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.67
130% 0.79 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: HPH1
Read 158
Write 155
Mixed 160
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.22
4K Mixed 0.88
203% 1.73 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: HPH2
Read 144
Write 156
Mixed 153
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.96
209% 1.67 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A5D0
Read 154
Write 141
Mixed 153
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.71
116% 0.68 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPH1
Read 119
Write 117
Mixed 120
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.85
4K Mixed 0.75
182% 1.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,770,223 HDDs tested.


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Typical UltraStar 15K600 450GB Builds (Compare 1,116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 25%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 92%
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System: HP Z820 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 178% - Outstanding Total price: $105

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