Average Bench: 55.8% (242nd of 1015)

Based on 33,274 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 44.2% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB is 57.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Read 101 134
29.4 Write 97.8 134
17.5 Mixed 52.1 66.7
31 SusWrite 93 132
63.1% 86.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.32 1.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
130% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 134 134 134 133 134 MB/s
Read 111
Write 130
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 131
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 94 113 98 114 104 MB/s
Read 118
Write 121
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 107
70% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
345GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 94 95 98 98 MB/s
Read 129
Write 126
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 95.2
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 62
SusWrite 101
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 93 92 109 117 118 MB/s
Read 116
Write 50.8
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 103
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 114 114 114 115 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 67.1
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 114
55% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 92 91 91 92 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 80.5
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 91.9
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 79 74 73 77 MB/s
Read 80.6
Write 67.8
Mixed 41.1
SusWrite 76.2
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 21 20 25 38 32 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 17.7
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 29.3
23% 30 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical HDS721050CLA362 500GB Builds (Compare 23,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $323

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