Average Bench: 59.3% (202nd of 1015)

Based on 10,956 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA660

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB averaged 40.7% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 108MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB is 46.5%. 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 55.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 98.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,956 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.9 Read 108 137
39 Write 104 136
20.9 Mixed 55.5 68
35.9 SusWrite 98.7 135
67% 91.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.88 4K Write 1.38 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.8
129% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: JP2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 143 144 144 143 MB/s
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 143
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 139 141 141 141 MB/s
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 140
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
540GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 124 117 125 124 124 MB/s
Read 122
Write 115
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 121
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 101 95 110 118 110 MB/s
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 107
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 117 110 110 110 115 MB/s
Read 113
Write 115
Mixed 59
SusWrite 109
72% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 101 99 109 104 115 MB/s
Read 109
Write 115
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 104
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 64 72 59 62 62 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 71.6
Mixed 52
SusWrite 62.7
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,257,323 HDDs tested.

Typical HDS721050CLA660 500GB Builds (Compare 3,080 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $103

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