Average Bench: 57.6% (218th of 1015)

Based on 16,335 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA660

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB averaged 42.4% 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 1.37MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA660 500GB is 57.4%. 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 54.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.3MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 16,335 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 104 135
34.7 Write 101 134
19.5 Mixed 54.4 68.5
27.8 SusWrite 96.3 137
65.2% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.37 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
128% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 141 142 141 140 141 MB/s
Read 140
Write 133
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 140
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
388GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 135 138 137 140 137 MB/s
Read 122
Write 135
Mixed 66
SusWrite 137
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
434GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 128 128 126 126 MB/s
Read 124
Write 123
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 126
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: A50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 113 115 117 116 MB/s
Read 125
Write 126
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 115
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 83 70 74 104 102 MB/s
Read 135
Write 18.6
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 82.1
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.4 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 92 103 103 75 67 MB/s
Read 117
Write 97.4
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 84.6
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 77 75 76 76 MB/s
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 75.4
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA41A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 46 59 70 87 88 MB/s
Read 78.3
Write 87.6
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 63.9
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
16,335 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,141 HDDs tested.

Typical HDS721050CLA660 500GB Builds (Compare 5,823 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: 69% - Good Total price: $50

Popular HDS721050CLA660 500GB systems:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $195Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback