Average Bench: 75.5% (107th of 1015)

Based on 2,302 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUS724020ALA640, HGST HUS724020ALE640, Hitachi HUS724020ALE640

Good average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB averaged 24.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.24MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi UltraStar 7K4000 2TB is 41.6%. 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 70MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 130MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,302 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 Read 130 161
83.8 Write 134 162
43.7 Mixed 70 90.5
85.4 SusWrite 133 162
85.4% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.92 1.2
1.51 4K Write 2.24 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 1
167% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MF6OABY0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 161 160 161 160 161 MB/s
Read 155
Write 152
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 160
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MF6OAC50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 162 158 162 162 MB/s
Read 151
Write 156
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 161
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MJ6OA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 150 148 150 149 MB/s
Read 138
Write 144
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 149
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.43 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: MF6OAA70
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 124 126 124 124 MB/s
Read 141
Write 144
Mixed 81
SusWrite 124
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.33 MB/s
915GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MF6OAC50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 109 118 115 118 120 MB/s
Read 108
Write 126
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 117
68% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
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Typical UltraStar 7K4000 2TB Builds (Compare 15,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 112%
Desktop 99%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,001

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19 months ago.

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


3 months ago.

Seems to be a decent 2TB drive, but it is a little noisy. I will have to do some anti-vibration

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