Average Bench: 34.3% (623rd of 1015)

Based on 204 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HCS545050GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi HCS545050GLA380 500GB averaged 65.6% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.24MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HCS545050GLA380 500GB is 21%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HCS545050GLA380 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 56.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 204 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.2 Read 60.7 74.3
34 Write 59.4 74.8
21.7 Mixed 43.4 71.7
23.9 SusWrite 56.2 75
40.5% 54.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.4 0.52
0.43 4K Write 1.24 1.57
0.11 4K Mixed 0.42 0.7
86.3% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5DG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 76 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 75.3
Write 66.2
Mixed 40
SusWrite 74.9
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5DG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 72 72 73 73 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 48.8
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 72
39% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5DG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 54.7
Write 53.7
Mixed 35
SusWrite 56.5
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5DG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 44 47 46 46 45 MB/s
Read 36
Write 33.2
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 44.9
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 0.5 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5DG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 42 38 33 30 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 40.3
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 37.2
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,650 HDDs tested.

Typical HCS545050GLA380 500GB Builds (Compare 4,378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $118

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