Average Bench: 38.8% (535th of 1015)

Based on 4,594 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725025GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB averaged 61.1% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.1 Read 70.8 88.9
26 Write 68.6 87.5
18.7 Mixed 41.1 49.7
22.4 SusWrite 64.4 88.7
45% 61.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.47 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
132% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 57 63 65 64 65 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 66.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 60.9
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 59 59 59 59 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 68.5
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 58.8
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,902,521 HDDs tested.


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Typical Deskstar P7K500 250GB Builds (Compare 43,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
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Desktop 57%
Workstation 22%

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $516

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