Average Bench: 21.7% (955th of 1015)

Based on 1,295 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00

Very poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00 120GB averaged 78.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.94MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00 120GB is 22.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS542512K9SA00 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 23.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 35.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.8 Read 40.3 55.6
11.6 Write 38.6 54.9
10.3 Mixed 23.3 30.9
11 SusWrite 35.2 54.8
25.2% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.94 1.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
95.8% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: BB2OC3JP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 54 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 45
Write 46.5
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 54.6
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.73 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: BB2OC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 46 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 46.2
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 45.7
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BB2OC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 29 43 51 46 32 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 47
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 40.5
31% 42 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BB2OC3JP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 43 43 41 45 46 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 51
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 41.7
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: BB2OC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 47.9
Write 43.1
Mixed 26.6
SusWrite 27.9
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BB2OC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 20 14 22 27 25 MB/s
Read 51
Write 46.2
Mixed 29
SusWrite 23.3
28% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: BB2OC32P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 35 36 35 35 35 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 31.7
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 35
23% 31.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: BB2OC32P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 34 29 32 32 MB/s
Read 36.9
Write 32
Mixed 23.4
SusWrite 32
23% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BB2OC39P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 31 34 34 35 30 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 28.6
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 30.7
22% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical HTS542512K9SA00 120GB Builds (Compare 23 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Asus F3Sr

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $130

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