Average Bench: 70.4% (131st of 1015)

Based on 2,284 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS723030ALA640

The 3TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 once delivered performance that rivaled the long established class leaders in this capacity (WD Black included) and at an extremely competitive price. The drive was special in that it had 5 platters (vs the usual 3) and ran at 7K rpm despite having a relatively high capacity. The new design worked fantastically well resulting in a class leading product at launch. That was nearly three years ago. With peak sequential speeds of 95 MB/s and 4K speeds of 1 MB/s the Deskstar 7K3000 can no longer compete and clocks in around 35% slower than its modern day competitors. There are far better deals to be had elsewhere at this time. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB averaged 29.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 43.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Read 126 157
74.4 Write 124 156
44.4 Mixed 69.5 89.9
60.1 SusWrite 120 154
80.5% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.03 1.2
1.24 4K Write 1.84 2.3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.84 0.9
170% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 133 137 138 139 139 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 137
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 135 137 138 139 138 MB/s
Read 142
Write 142
Mixed 77
SusWrite 137
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 132 132 133 133 MB/s
Read 138
Write 142
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 132
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: MKAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 71 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 142
Write 134
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 71.3
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,801,317 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
AmazonUS $1403 years
EbayUS $33620 mins
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Typical Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Builds (Compare 6,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 121%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asrock X370 Taichi - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,454

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 Comments

An extraordinary blend of capacity, performance and efficiency...

Key Specs

  • Model HDS723030ALA640
  • Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200
  • Performance Idle 3TB: 6.8W
Added 6 years ago.

Poor

6 years ago.

Review  www.storagereview.com/...

Pros: Very high capacity High platter density Excellent overall performance Cons: Slightly higher than normal power consumption Can't match Western Digital's warranty period (3 vs. 5 years)

Review  www.techradar.com/...

So what we have here then is a hard drive with colossal capacity (2.79TB formatted) matched with excellent performance so therefore everything must be rosy...

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£200 Hardly a deal, but the only price I could find in the uk. Can import it from the US for approx £150 via ebay.


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