Average Bench: 20.1% (975th of 1015)

Based on 1,813 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00

Very poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 160GB averaged 79.9% 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 160GB is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 32MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,813 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.1 Read 37.7 52.5
8.52 Write 35.2 50.9
9.05 Mixed 21.7 29.3
10.9 SusWrite 32 51.5
23.3% 31.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.2 4K Write 0.88 1.1
0.11 4K Mixed 0.57 0.7
97.4% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCOC32P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 34 43 46 42 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 45.8
Mixed 26.9
SusWrite 37.4
29% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: BBCOC33P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 39 39 40 41 MB/s
Read 42
Write 37.7
Mixed 22.6
SusWrite 39.8
26% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCOC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 34 34 37 38 39 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 25.5
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 35.6
24% 33 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: BBCZC3HP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 36 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 34
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 36.9
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: BBCOC32P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 5.2 2.7 3.6 5.5 6.1 MB/s
Read 52
Write 46.5
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 4.8
24% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: BBCOC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 27.3
Write 26.2
Mixed 17.8
SusWrite 28.7
18% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCOC32P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 33 15 16 11 15 MB/s
Read 30.3
Write 40.7
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 17.9
21% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical HTS542516K9SA00 160GB Builds (Compare 37 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: Medion E6224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $190

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