Average Bench: 68.9% (137th of 1014)

Based on 238 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN 724040ALE640

Above average average bench

The Hitachi HDN 724040ALE640 4TB averaged 31.1% 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 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.94MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDN 724040ALE640 4TB is 47%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDN 724040ALE640 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 238 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Read 123 164
75.7 Write 120 158
15.3 Mixed 70.4 154
32.8 SusWrite 111 159
77.8% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.94 1.15
0.79 4K Write 1.95 2.3
0.18 4K Mixed 0.5 0.8
131% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 160 160 158 162 159 MB/s
Read 160
Write 161
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 160
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
772GB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 131 132 131 131 MB/s
Read 150
Write 144
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 130
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 83 82 84 83 MB/s
Read 98.2
Write 101
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 82.5
56% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 87 88 87 86 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 87.7
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 86.3
50% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.2 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: MJAO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 79 81 81 81 82 MB/s
Read 73.1
Write 79.3
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 81.3
44% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.17 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0107
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 20 19 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 37.4
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 20.5
25% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,728,476 HDDs tested.

Typical HDN 724040ALE640 4TB Builds (Compare 5,856 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $429

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