Average Bench: 55.7% (244th of 1010)

Based on 15,403 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 52.2%. 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 92.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.8 Read 102 135
36.5 Write 98.9 133
20.6 Mixed 52.1 66.5
36.6 SusWrite 92.5 131
63.2% 86.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.32 1.5
0.3 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%
399GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 133 133 133 133 MB/s
Read 130
Write 118
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 132
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 123 122 123 123 MB/s
Read 123
Write 124
Mixed 65.1
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 116 115 117 121 124 MB/s
Read 125
Write 113
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 119
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 110 109 109 108 MB/s
Read 121
Write 112
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 108
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 76 74 64 70 77 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 105
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 74.6
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 41 52 58 54 68 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 68.8
Mixed 33
SusWrite 50.6
39% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $553

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