Average Bench: 33.1% (643rd of 1015)

Based on 115 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS543232A7A

Poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS543232A7A 320GB averaged 66.8% 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS543232A7A 320GB is 29.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS543232A7A 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 47.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 115 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.9 Read 63.6 85.2
16.9 Write 56.1 82.5
16.6 Mixed 40.2 75.5
13.9 SusWrite 47.7 80.2
38.3% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.43 0.51
0.26 4K Write 0.93 1.21
0.1 4K Mixed 0.45 0.6
85% 0.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 79 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 76.9
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 78.5
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 75 75 75 74 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 74.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 74.3
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 67 63 63 67 77 MB/s
Read 73
Write 71.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 66.1
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 19 22 27 35 61 MB/s
Read 76.1
Write 77.4
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 33.5
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 30 28 29 31 30 MB/s
Read 68.1
Write 25.5
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 29.5
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 17 14 35 60 59 MB/s
Read 28.1
Write 26.4
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 33.3
20% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8 15 10 9.7 13 11 MB/s
Read 21.5
Write 26.7
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 11.1
13% 18 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,778,169 HDDs tested.

Typical HTS543232A7A 320GB Builds (Compare 439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asrock N68-S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25

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