Average Bench: 36.8% (564th of 1015)

Based on 8,392 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721032CLA362

Poor average bench

The Hitachi HDS721032CLA362 320GB averaged 63.2% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721032CLA362 320GB is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721032CLA362 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 38.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.6 Read 67.3 96.9
20.6 Write 67.4 97.2
15.4 Mixed 38.4 52.7
25.4 SusWrite 60.7 89.3
42.9% 58.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.56 4K Write 1.18 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
127% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: JPFOA3FE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 72 71 72 72 69 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 70.2
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 70.9
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JPFOA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 63 51 52 70 63 MB/s
Read 75
Write 67.2
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 59
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: JPFOA3BF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 61 61 61 62 MB/s
Read 64.6
Write 56.4
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 61.4
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JPFOA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 65 62 72 73 69 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 70.2
Mixed 42.6
SusWrite 66.7
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: JPFOA3FE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 68 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 48.4
Write 47.5
Mixed 28.6
SusWrite 67.6
35% 48 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JPFOA3GH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 28 32 51 59 66 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 53.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 45.7
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JPFOA39C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 42 45 51 64 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 41.7
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 46.1
30% 40.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical HDS721032CLA362 320GB Builds (Compare 21,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $83

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