Average Bench: 57.3% (224th of 1015)

Based on 925 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HMS5C4040ALE640

Average average bench

The Hitachi HMS5C4040ALE640 4TB averaged 42.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HMS5C4040ALE640 4TB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HMS5C4040ALE640 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 99.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 925 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.4 Read 99.8 127
63.4 Write 102 130
10.5 Mixed 26.6 50.3
62.9 SusWrite 99.7 127
59.3% 82 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1.3 4K Write 1.87 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.7
135% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MPAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 125 122 123 126 MB/s
Read 125
Write 125
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 123
71% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.17 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: MPAOA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 123 122 121 123 MB/s
Read 122
Write 122
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 122
68% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
653GB free
Firmware: MPAOA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 102 104 107 108 105 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 105
Mixed 13.4
SusWrite 106
58% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,341,030 HDDs tested.

Typical HMS5C4040ALE640 4TB Builds (Compare 3,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 127%
Workstation 130%

Motherboard: Asrock X570 Taichi - $296

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,241

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