Average Bench: 67.6% (146th of 1015)

Based on 2,588 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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Above average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB averaged 32.3% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 41.7%. 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 67.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.5 Read 120 153
73.9 Write 119 153
43 Mixed 67.3 83.9
70.4 SusWrite 116 151
77.4% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.99 1.2
1.2 4K Write 1.81 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
166% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 143 146 146 144 MB/s
Read 137
Write 143
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 144
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.27 MB/s
422GB free
Firmware: MKAOA390
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 88 87 91 90 90 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 84
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 89.4
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.17 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
AmazonUS $1404 years
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Typical Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Builds (Compare 2,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus P6X58D PREMIUM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $361

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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 7 years ago.

Poor

7 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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