Average Bench: 55.6% (245th of 1015)

Based on 11,932 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA360

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS721050CLA360 500GB averaged 44.4% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS721050CLA360 500GB is 53%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS721050CLA360 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 92.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,932 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Read 102 134
27.7 Write 98.5 134
18.3 Mixed 53.6 67.5
33.8 SusWrite 92.1 134
63.3% 86.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.35 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
127% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 133 132 135 135 136 MB/s
Read 124
Write 128
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 134
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 123 123 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 121
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 84 83 86 85 MB/s
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 84.6
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
610GB free
Firmware: JP2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 101 102 100 102 102 MB/s
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 100
67% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 103 103 104 105 MB/s
Read 97.9
Write 103
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 104
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 100 96 99 99 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 90.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 98.8
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 28 34 74 67 MB/s
Read 120
Write 92.2
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 51.2
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.1
64% 0.73 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 78 83 85 85 83 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 99.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 83
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 29 28 26 28 28 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 88.4
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 29.7
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,615,776 HDDs tested.

Typical HDS721050CLA360 500GB Builds (Compare 40,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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