Average Bench: 72.7% (119th of 1015)

Based on 3,865 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HDS724040ALE640, Hitachi HDS724040ALE640, HGST HDS 724040ALE640, HGST HDS724040ALE640

Good average bench

The Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB averaged 27.2% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 Read 129 164
75.2 Write 127 165
12.8 Mixed 29.2 52.5
71.8 SusWrite 124 161
74.1% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.02 1.2
0.8 4K Write 2.02 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.8
161% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA250
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 155 152 155 156 155 MB/s
Read 148
Write 152
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 154
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 150 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 147
Write 147
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 151
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 143 144 143 142 MB/s
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 142
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 134 134 135 135 MB/s
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 134
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 114 102 114 104 116 MB/s
Read 145
Write 102
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 108
68% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
998GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 126 126 129 124 130 MB/s
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 49
SusWrite 126
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
721GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 108 111 108 109 MB/s
Read 116
Write 104
Mixed 11.3
SusWrite 108
61% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 132 134 119 40 32 MB/s
Read 111
Write 126
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 97.7
70% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.73 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $878

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