Average Bench: 42.9% (452nd of 1015)

Based on 56 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS72503

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HTS72503 320GB averaged 57.0% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS72503 320GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS72503 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Read 76.2 101
32.2 Write 77 102
22.2 Mixed 56.8 92.2
10.6 SusWrite 66.6 105
51% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.52 0.67
0.51 4K Write 1.14 1.6
0.14 4K Mixed 0.52 0.9
99.9% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
283GB free
Firmware: C72E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 109 108 109 109 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 108
66% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: C71E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 83 84 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 75.7
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 81.2
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C70E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 70 66 55 72 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 58.9
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 66.6
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C72E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 49 45 61 63 63 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 47
SusWrite 55.5
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: CH0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 58 57 57 58 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 55
Mixed 33
SusWrite 57.4
37% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: C72E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 63 52 57 76 70 MB/s
Read 41.1
Write 44.4
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 66.3
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,707,108 HDDs tested.

Typical HTS72503 320GB Builds (Compare 11,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $261

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