Average Bench: 31.7% (678th of 1015)

Based on 2,475 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725016GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB averaged 68.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.39MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,475 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 57.9 72.3
11.7 Write 55.4 72.2
12 Mixed 35 44
15.9 SusWrite 52.2 72.4
36.9% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.39 1.9
0.19 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
125% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: GMBOA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 68 70 70 69 MB/s
Read 70.6
Write 70
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 69.3
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: A52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 64 64 63 64 MB/s
Read 59.1
Write 58.8
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 63.7
40% 54.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA5FA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 58 55 46 42 53 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 64.2
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 49.2
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA5KA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 46 62 63 66 65 MB/s
Read 13.3
Write 22.3
Mixed 17
SusWrite 53.8
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,615,776 HDDs tested.


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Typical Deskstar P7K500 160GB Builds (Compare 3,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $179

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