Average Bench: 74.9% (110th of 1015)

Based on 1,501 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUS724020ALA640, HGST HUS724020ALE640, Hitachi HUS724020ALE640

Good average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB averaged 25.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.21MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 130MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.8 Read 131 161
87.9 Write 134 163
38.4 Mixed 69.8 90.6
80.6 SusWrite 130 162
85% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.91 1.2
1.2 4K Write 2.21 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 1
164% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MF6OAAC0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 149 153 152 154 153 MB/s
Read 162
Write 154
Mixed 66
SusWrite 152
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MF6OAA70
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 156 156 157 156 MB/s
Read 149
Write 157
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 157
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MF6OAA70
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 152 151 152 151 MB/s
Read 125
Write 134
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 151
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
154% 1.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MJ6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 126 125 125 126 125 MB/s
Read 122
Write 129
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 124
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
169% 1.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,363,291 HDDs tested.

Typical UltraStar 7K4000 2TB Builds (Compare 23,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $117

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3 months ago.

It does the job like any other 7200RPM, sorta fast but great budget

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