Average Bench: 36.7% (560th of 1015)

Based on 6,135 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725025GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB averaged 63.2% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.45MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,135 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.9 Read 66.4 87.2
17.7 Write 64.9 85.9
14.4 Mixed 39.4 49.5
19 SusWrite 61.3 87.3
42.6% 58 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.45 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
128% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 64 70 77 70 73 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 75.1
Mixed 48
SusWrite 67.5
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 75 73 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 44
Mixed 32
SusWrite 74.6
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: GM2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 67 69 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 60.6
Write 59.2
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 68.4
41% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.7 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 38 61 26 56 60 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 85.3
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 45
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 46 48 48 49 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 69
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 48.4
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5FA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 58 68 64 66 60 MB/s
Read 55
Write 53.5
Mixed 36
SusWrite 63.6
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 75 72 77 74 73 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 81.7
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 70.1
44% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
39% 0.33 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 11 24 40 46 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 59
Mixed 38
SusWrite 26.2
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 250GB Builds (Compare 60,818 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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