Average Bench: 68% (144th of 1015)

Based on 3,503 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 32.0% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 44%. 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 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,503 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Read 120 153
68.2 Write 120 154
38.7 Mixed 67.6 85.2
63.3 SusWrite 117 151
77.9% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1 1.2
1.31 4K Write 1.84 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.83 0.9
168% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
813GB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 137 137 136 135 MB/s
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 136
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.33 MB/s
994GB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 79 65 76 102 108 MB/s
Read 106
Write 112
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 89.7
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.17 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
EbayUS $862 mins
AmazonUS $1404 years
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System: HP h8-1375ea

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $564

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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.

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1 month 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

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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