Average Bench: 57.2% (219th of 1015)

Based on 14,906 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA660

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB averaged 42.7% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB is 51.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.8 Read 105 137
33.6 Write 99.9 135
23.1 Mixed 54.6 69
36.9 SusWrite 94.9 136
64.9% 88.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.36 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
128% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
406GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 137 140 139 141 140 MB/s
Read 142
Write 129
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 137
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 139 137 137 139 MB/s
Read 139
Write 133
Mixed 69.1
SusWrite 138
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 131 129 129 MB/s
Read 130
Write 127
Mixed 64.4
SusWrite 129
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 118 118 118 117 114 MB/s
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 116
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
700GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 118 120 123 126 123 MB/s
Read 114
Write 103
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 121
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 96 102 98 102 103 MB/s
Read 116
Write 106
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 100
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 96 96 27 106 100 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 78.9
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 83.3
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 41 26 23 23 27 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 73.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 32.5
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 43 36 42 36 45 MB/s
Read 31.7
Write 56.4
Mixed 16.6
SusWrite 37.9
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,508 HDDs tested.

Typical HDS721050CLA660 500GB Builds (Compare 7,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $231

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