Average Bench: 56% (237th of 1015)

Based on 19,853 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB averaged 43.9% 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

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB is 47.5%. 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 51.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.6 Read 102 135
28.1 Write 98.6 134
20.6 Mixed 51.8 67.4
32.9 SusWrite 92.8 132
63.3% 86.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.31 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
129% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: A3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 119 121 121 122 MB/s
Read 126
Write 115
Mixed 62
SusWrite 121
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 108 112 117 116 118 MB/s
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 61
SusWrite 108
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 121 120 122 120 MB/s
Read 102
Write 114
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 120
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 106 109 109 107 MB/s
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 108
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 74 77 85 92 93 MB/s
Read 123
Write 56.7
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 80.6
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 116 117 116 119 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 91.3
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 116
64% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 73 80 82 84 MB/s
Read 59.3
Write 59.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 76.9
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation 24%
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