Average Bench: 69.1% (137th of 1010)

Based on 1,797 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 30.9% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 43%. 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 81.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,797 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Read 123 159
76.1 Write 121 154
43.8 Mixed 81.8 120
60.5 SusWrite 113 151
80.8% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.9 1.14
1.05 4K Write 1.72 2.2
0.27 4K Mixed 0.59 0.9
135% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 136 134 135 138 MB/s
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 135
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 127 129 131 131 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 76.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 129
60% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
AmazonUS $1403 years
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Typical Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Builds (Compare 229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 67%
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Desktop 73%
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Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Biostar B350GT5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $482

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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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