Average Bench: 23.7% (921st of 1015)

Based on 2,262 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS543216L9A300

Very poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 160GB averaged 76.3% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.95MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 160GB is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 24.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 38MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,262 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.8 Read 44.3 61.2
8.79 Write 41.7 59.3
9.89 Mixed 24.5 33.5
10.9 SusWrite 38 60.6
27.2% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.95 1.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
94.8% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FB2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 43 42 44 43 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 54.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 43.1
33% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.6 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: FB2OC40C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 45.4
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 49.8
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: FB2OC44C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 36 36 37 36 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 54.6
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 36.1
33% 45.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FB2OC40F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 15 13 40 47 44 MB/s
Read 55.6
Write 48.6
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 29.6
28% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
81% 0.5 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FB2OC40C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 31 33 32 35 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 48
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 29.5
29% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FB2OC40C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 28 36 38 41 36 MB/s
Read 34
Write 7.5
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 34.8
17% 23 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
43% 0.27 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FB2OC40J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 8.8 20 12 22 17 MB/s
Read 37
Write 28.7
Mixed 16
SusWrite 15.1
18% 24.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical HTS543216L9A300 160GB Builds (Compare 42 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Extensa 5230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25

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