Average Bench: 42.8% (457th of 1015)

Based on 70 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS72503

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HTS72503 320GB averaged 57.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS72503 320GB is 29.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS72503 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 70 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.8 Read 76.5 101
40.8 Write 77.5 102
24.4 Mixed 53.2 90.5
15.7 SusWrite 67.4 102
50.6% 68.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.52 0.68
0.56 4K Write 1.16 1.57
0.16 4K Mixed 0.57 0.9
107% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CH0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 69 76 47 76 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 99.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 75
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C72E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 75 66 74 67 68 MB/s
Read 66.9
Write 60.4
Mixed 43
SusWrite 69.7
44% 60 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
141% 0.83 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C72E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 59 56 35 15 24 MB/s
Read 43.5
Write 57.4
Mixed 36
SusWrite 40.3
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,283,206 HDDs tested.

Typical HTS72503 320GB Builds (Compare 12,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 110%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 112%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,114

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