Average Bench: 32.1% (683rd of 1015)

Based on 1,652 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725016GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB averaged 67.8% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.36MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB is 30.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,652 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 57.2 72.6
11.3 Write 55.9 72.3
12.8 Mixed 34.7 43.9
18.6 SusWrite 54.5 72.8
37.1% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.51 0.7
0.3 4K Write 1.36 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
123% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
101GB free
Firmware: GMBOA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 69
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 70.4
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: GMBOA59A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 67 68 69 69 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 68.1
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 68.2
45% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 43 42 62 65 64 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 67.1
Mixed 40
SusWrite 53.7
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBO
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 52 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 46.9
Write 56.4
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 52.9
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.63 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 52 38 48 49 52 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 59.3
Mixed 30
SusWrite 47.2
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA5KA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 15 54 24 35 45 MB/s
Read 21.4
Write 19.6
Mixed 18
SusWrite 31.5
17% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
51% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 160GB Builds (Compare 2,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $56

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