Average Bench: 56.5% (227th of 1015)

Based on 11,552 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA662

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB averaged 43.5% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB is 59.9%. 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 54.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,552 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 Read 103 136
25.9 Write 99.2 135
15.5 Mixed 54.1 68.1
28.2 SusWrite 93.6 135
64.2% 87.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.35 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
127% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 99 123 125 129 133 MB/s
Read 132
Write 131
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 120
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 101 100 101 105 106 MB/s
Read 116
Write 123
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 101
71% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 102 99 103 104 MB/s
Read 101
Write 93.7
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 102
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 112 115 117 116 116 MB/s
Read 68.1
Write 71.1
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 115
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 113 109 110 117 119 MB/s
Read 36.9
Write 31
Mixed 23.8
SusWrite 107
36% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.1
36% 0.43 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 27 20 26 26 25 MB/s
Read 17.7
Write 28.8
Mixed 17
SusWrite 24.6
16% 22 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,054,439 HDDs tested.

Typical HDS721050CLA662 500GB Builds (Compare 4,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $185

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