Average Bench: 69% (136th of 1015)

Based on 5,698 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 30.9% 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 0.84MB/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 42.1%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 Read 123 153
71.6 Write 122 154
45.6 Mixed 69.2 85.5
57.7 SusWrite 117 152
79.2% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.01 1.2
1.3 4K Write 1.86 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%
2TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 149 149 150 148 149 MB/s
Read 153
Write 150
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 148
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.43 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: MKAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 123 125 127 128 128 MB/s
Read 127
Write 129
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 127
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.2 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 98 97 99 98 98 MB/s
Read 101
Write 98.4
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 97.3
67% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 50 89 49 61 75 MB/s
Read 7
Write 50.4
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 65.2
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $217 @ launch in Mar '11
EbayUS $479 mins
AmazonUS $1405 years
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,055

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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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13 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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