Average Bench: 31.8% (691st of 1015)

Based on 1,076 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD401LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung HD401LJ 400GB averaged 68.2% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD401LJ 400GB is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD401LJ 400GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,076 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.5 Read 56.9 73.8
34.2 Write 59.7 79.9
25.3 Mixed 40.9 50.8
29.8 SusWrite 53.4 74.2
38.8% 52.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.58 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.71 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1.1
143% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 67 68 68 64 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 76
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 67
49% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
327GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 70 70 71 70 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 69
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 70.4
47% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 61 64 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 76.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 63.1
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 52 61 62 63 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 63.2
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 60.6
43% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.1
171% 1 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 32 60 61 60 48 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 60
Mixed 40
SusWrite 49.5
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
330GB free
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 65 66 65 65 MB/s
Read 54.7
Write 46.8
Mixed 39
SusWrite 64.7
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ZZ100-15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 43 42 39 39 MB/s
Read 14
Write 53.3
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 39.1
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
43% 0.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,628 HDDs tested.

Typical HD401LJ 400GB Builds (Compare 26,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $516

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