Average Bench: 35.4% (596th of 1015)

Based on 2,748 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725032GLA360, Hitachi HDP725032GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB averaged 64.6% 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 24.5%. 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 36.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 59.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,748 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.5 Read 63.5 79.8
29 Write 61.9 79.4
22.7 Mixed 36.4 44.8
30.1 SusWrite 59.5 79.7
40.6% 55.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 1
142% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 81 81 81 77 MB/s
Read 80.7
Write 76.4
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 79.9
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: GM3OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 72 72 74 MB/s
Read 73
Write 73.6
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 72.7
48% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 56 65 65 68 68 MB/s
Read 71.1
Write 68.1
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 64.9
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: A52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 72 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 60.7
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 73.2
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 51 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 65.3
Mixed 39.1
SusWrite 51
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 47 49 48 48 49 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 72.3
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 48.2
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: GM3OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 52 50 51 50 MB/s
Read 60.2
Write 68.7
Mixed 38
SusWrite 50.8
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 320GB Builds (Compare 20,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $323

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