Average Bench: 71.1% (123rd of 1015)

Based on 5,976 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB is 45.5%. 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 30.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.4 Read 125 161
75.7 Write 125 162
13 Mixed 30.5 54.9
54.8 SusWrite 123 161
72.9% 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 0.71 0.8
158% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 160 160 162 162 163 MB/s
Read 158
Write 144
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 160
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
90% 0.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: A580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 158 161 162 160 159 MB/s
Read 114
Write 98.5
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 159
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: MJAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 108 109 110 110 109 MB/s
Read 152
Write 158
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 108
82% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
584GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 106 106 106 107 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 96.9
Mixed 13.4
SusWrite 106
56% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
436GB free
Firmware: MJAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 100 100 100 99 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 105
Mixed 21.4
SusWrite 98.8
58% 81 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical HDS724040ALE640 4TB Builds (Compare 76,122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,211

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