Average Bench: 60.3% (189th of 1015)

Based on 8,135 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721010CLA330

Above average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1TB averaged 39.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1TB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 103MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,135 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 Read 107 136
66 Write 107 138
38.5 Mixed 57.2 69.2
54.1 SusWrite 103 137
68.6% 93.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.72 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.39 1.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
140% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
652GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 132 132 132 133 MB/s
Read 132
Write 126
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 131
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 126 129 128 128 127 MB/s
Read 118
Write 125
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 127
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 121 126 127 126 124 MB/s
Read 115
Write 114
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 125
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 86 84 91 97 101 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 92.5
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 84.9
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical HDS721010CLA330 1TB Builds (Compare 86,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 88%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $872

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