Average Bench: 71.1% (127th of 1015)

Based on 86 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS72303

Good average bench

The Hitachi HDS72303 3TB 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.86MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS72303 3TB is 51.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS72303 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 83.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 86 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.9 Read 127 178
78.8 Write 122 165
21.2 Mixed 83.7 148
37.4 SusWrite 119 171
83.3% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.86 1.13
0.6 4K Write 1.7 2.2
0.19 4K Mixed 0.53 0.9
126% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: AAB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 177 179 179 181 177 MB/s
Read 178
Write 178
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 179
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
156% 1.3 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: AAB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 160 147 149 154 156 MB/s
Read 171
Write 134
Mixed 32
SusWrite 152
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: A5K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 154 153 155 156 155 MB/s
Read 157
Write 154
Mixed 88
SusWrite 155
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A5K0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 143 145 144 145 145 MB/s
Read 151
Write 138
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 144
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.3 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MKAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 118 118 114 118 MB/s
Read 142
Write 128
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 117
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: A5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 119 117 121 120 MB/s
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 119
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.17 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: A580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 66 61 66 65 MB/s
Read 105
Write 105
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 65.8
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.13 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: AA10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 26 7.4 7.9 8 7.8 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 7
Mixed 8
SusWrite 11.2
12% 16.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical HDS72303 3TB Builds (Compare 935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Intel DH67BL - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $528

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