Average Bench: 19.4% (980th of 1015)

Based on 2,392 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00

Terrible average bench

The Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 160GB averaged 80.5% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.42MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 160GB is 22.9%. 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 21.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 30.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
11 Read 36.9 52.5
8.2 Write 34.3 51.1
7.98 Mixed 21.1 29
8.08 SusWrite 30.6 51.5
22.6% 30.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.2 4K Write 0.86 1.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
94.8% 0.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCZC3HP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 45 43 47 29 38 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 25.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 39.3
25% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 37 41 41 42 44 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 34.5
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 40.6
22% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: BBCOC31P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 35.3
Write 28.7
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 36.4
23% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: BBCAC3GP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 37 36 35 39 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 30.5
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 37.2
21% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCZC3HP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 31 24 23 36 39 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 37
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 28.2
23% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBCZC3HP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 36 19 25 38 20 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 32.8
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 26.5
22% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
79% 0.47 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: BBCOC33P
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 31 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 27.3
Write 28.5
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 30
19% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical HTS542516K9SA00 160GB Builds (Compare 58 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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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: 49% - Average Total price: $200

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