Average Bench: 35.5% (590th of 1015)

Based on 2,988 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725032GLA360, Hitachi HDP725032GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB averaged 64.4% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB is 25.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 59.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,988 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 63.6 80.5
24 Write 62.8 80.2
21.2 Mixed 36.8 45.2
32.8 SusWrite 59.9 79.9
41% 55.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.89 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 0.9
141% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 66 66 64 68 67 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 69.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 65.1
45% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 65 68 69 68 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 59.7
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 67.5
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 56 58 59 58 59 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 61.8
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 58.2
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: GM3OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 55.7
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 56.6
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 320GB Builds (Compare 23,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $381

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