Average Bench: 66.8% (146th of 1010)

Based on 2,016 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 33.2% 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 44.8%. 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,016 samples)
Min Avg Max
70 Read 120 155
67.3 Write 120 154
42.2 Mixed 66.9 87.5
65.5 SusWrite 113 152
76.9% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1 1.2
1.2 4K Write 1.81 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.83 0.9
167% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 149 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 145
Write 146
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 150
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MKAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 109 110 110 111 110 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 106
Mixed 12.1
SusWrite 109
59% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.17 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MKAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 69 70 88 90 93 MB/s
Read 100
Write 88
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 81.7
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $217 @ launch in Mar '11
AmazonUS $1403 years
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Typical Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Builds (Compare 2,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $913

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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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