Average Bench: 69.6% (133rd of 1015)

Based on 5,043 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]

Above average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB averaged 30.4% 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 1.01MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 42.8%. 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 69.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Read 124 154
73.2 Write 123 154
45.3 Mixed 69.6 87.5
67 SusWrite 118 151
79.8% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.01 1.2
1.4 4K Write 1.87 2.3
0.6 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%
3TB free
Firmware: MKAOA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 152 152 152 152 152 MB/s
Read 153
Write 148
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 149
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 142 144 144 145 MB/s
Read 141
Write 139
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 144
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
175% 1.23 MB/s
797GB free
Firmware: MKAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 130 127 131 131 MB/s
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 130
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 81 81 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 73
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 80.4
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.2 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MKAOA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 57 52 48 59 55 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 71.6
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 53.3
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $217 @ launch in Mar '11
EbayUS $4725 mins
AmazonUS $1405 years
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $101

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,027

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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 8 years ago.

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10 months ago.

Near bulletproof reliability but there are faster more modern competitors. Good for DVRs, archiving your DVDs and such where they are fast enough for the applications.


Poor

8 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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