Average Bench: 56% (237th of 1015)

Based on 14,997 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA662

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB averaged 44.0% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.37MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB is 51.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.4 Read 100 132
34 Write 101 135
22 Mixed 55 68.1
30.6 SusWrite 94.9 136
64.4% 87.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.91 4K Write 1.37 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
128% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
411GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 140 137 138 141 137 MB/s
Read 124
Write 135
Mixed 69
SusWrite 138
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 136 136 135 136 MB/s
Read 118
Write 127
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 135
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
358GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 128 126 127 128 129 MB/s
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 71
SusWrite 128
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 116 118 119 119 120 MB/s
Read 124
Write 130
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 118
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 105 105 105 107 MB/s
Read 100
Write 92.9
Mixed 59
SusWrite 106
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 70 71 69 70 MB/s
Read 99.4
Write 108
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 70
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 50 57 58 57 68 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 73.5
Mixed 50
SusWrite 55.2
39% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical HDS721050CLA662 500GB Builds (Compare 2,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $40

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