Average Bench: 40.2% (505th of 1014)

Based on 38,169 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HTS545050A7E680, HGST HTS 545050A7E680, HGST HTS545050A7E680

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HTS545050A7E680 500GB averaged 59.8% 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.26MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS545050A7E680 500GB is 39.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS545050A7E680 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,169 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.5 Read 74.3 104
21 Write 72.1 101
13.3 Mixed 29.6 39.1
28.6 SusWrite 65.5 98.8
44% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.26 1.6
0.2 4K Mixed 0.44 0.6
89.8% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GG2OAF10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 88 92 96 96 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 69.8
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 91.5
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.73 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GG2OAF10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 59 59 61 60 MB/s
Read 77
Write 81.3
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 58.9
45% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GR2OA350
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 52 43 33 43 MB/s
Read 81.9
Write 81.9
Mixed 33
SusWrite 45.7
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GG2OAH10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 69 77 81 80 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 78.2
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 76.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.63 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: AH10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 38 36 36 35 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 64.3
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 35.8
39% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GR2OA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 22 22 36 27 27 MB/s
Read 15.5
Write 24.7
Mixed 16.5
SusWrite 25.7
15% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
23% 0.2 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GR2OA350
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 11 8.3 27 6.1 3.3 MB/s
Read 6.5
Write 21
Mixed 7.5
SusWrite 18.9
10% 13.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical HTS545050A7E680 500GB Builds (Compare 13,149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32

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