Average Bench: 55.2% (245th of 1014)

Based on 29,111 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 44.7% 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 0.72MB/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 51.4%. 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 51.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,111 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 Read 100 134
32.3 Write 96.6 132
20.8 Mixed 51.3 66.5
31.4 SusWrite 92.3 130
62.3% 85.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.3 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
129% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
314GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 133 133 133 133 MB/s
Read 124
Write 134
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 132
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 127 129 130 129 129 MB/s
Read 125
Write 124
Mixed 67
SusWrite 128
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
378GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 108 114 115 115 111 MB/s
Read 117
Write 100
Mixed 59
SusWrite 113
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 64 117 111 104 107 MB/s
Read 103
Write 110
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 94
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: JP2OA39C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 49 70 51 47 49 MB/s
Read 127
Write 135
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 63.5
72% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA39C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 84 82 112 109 107 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 110
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 94.3
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 96 73 46 61 93 MB/s
Read 106
Write 43.6
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 75
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 0.87 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 71 65 63 67 61 MB/s
Read 104
Write 80.3
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 62.1
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 24%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $406

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