Average Bench: 56.2% (235th of 1015)

Based on 23,115 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 43.7% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB is 52.6%. 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 52.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,115 samples)
Min Avg Max
31 Read 102 134
38.7 Write 99.8 133
21.2 Mixed 52.4 67.2
36.9 SusWrite 93.6 133
63.7% 87 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.33 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
131% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 104 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 105
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 129 128 129 130 128 MB/s
Read 109
Write 110
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 128
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 112 115 116 121 MB/s
Read 117
Write 120
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 115
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 66 48 53 74 79 MB/s
Read 110
Write 106
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 62.2
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 34 28 80 97 93 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 104
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 59.7
57% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 56 56 64 66 56 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 80.8
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 59.9
48% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 70 70 68 63 68 MB/s
Read 79
Write 70.8
Mixed 47
SusWrite 67.5
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 102 104 100 93 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 45.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 101
37% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
88% 0.7 MB/s
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Desktop 57%
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Workstation 23%
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