Average Bench: 71.2% (127th of 1015)

Based on 5,070 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HDS724040ALE640, Hitachi HDS724040ALE640, HGST HDS 724040ALE640, HGST HDS724040ALE640

Good average bench

The Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB averaged 28.8% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB is 46.9%. 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 31MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.5 Read 125 162
74.5 Write 124 162
13.5 Mixed 31 54.8
52.8 SusWrite 123 161
72.8% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.02 1.2
0.6 4K Write 1.97 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.8
159% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
957GB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 154 154 154 154 MB/s
Read 123
Write 128
Mixed 16
SusWrite 153
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MJAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 155 157 156 156 157 MB/s
Read 116
Write 117
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 155
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 143 147 144 141 146 MB/s
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 144
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: MJAOA250
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 99 111 113 104 110 MB/s
Read 132
Write 146
Mixed 18
SusWrite 108
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 62 118 130 130 130 MB/s
Read 121
Write 128
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 100
67% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.27 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 134 135 135 138 MB/s
Read 84.4
Write 88.6
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 136
60% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.2 MB/s
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Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,242

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