Average Bench: 68.5% (135th of 1015)

Based on 5,740 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 31.5% 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 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is 46.7%. 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 68.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,740 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 Read 120 151
49 Write 121 155
37.2 Mixed 68.3 84.9
45.5 SusWrite 119 153
78.4% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1 1.2
1.1 4K Write 1.84 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
166% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MKAOAAM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 157 157 157 157 MB/s
Read 166
Write 164
Mixed 83
SusWrite 156
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.43 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 148 148 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 147
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOAAM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 144 145 146 146 147 MB/s
Read 124
Write 134
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 146
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 144
Write 39.8
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 41.8
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.8 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $217 @ launch in Mar '11
EbayUS $9521 mins
AmazonUS $1406 years
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974

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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
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2 years 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

9 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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