Average Bench: 64.8% (168th of 1015)

Based on 23,923 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS723020BLA642

Above average average bench

The Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB averaged 35.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB is 49.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 23,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 115 150
41.8 Write 114 151
27.1 Mixed 64.7 82.5
51.9 SusWrite 111 150
74.1% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.95 1.1
1.14 4K Write 1.77 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.8 0.9
162% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MN6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 153 154 156 155 MB/s
Read 134
Write 142
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 154
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MN6OA5Q0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 114 114 105 107 111 MB/s
Read 126
Write 104
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 110
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
109% 0.97 MB/s
717GB free
Firmware: MN6OA5Q0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 104 103 106 103 106 MB/s
Read 95.8
Write 71.6
Mixed 61
SusWrite 103
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
306GB free
Firmware: MN6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 40 39 40 MB/s
Read 106
Write 38.3
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 39.4
42% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,061 HDDs tested.


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