Average Bench: 38.9% (533rd of 1015)

Based on 5,778 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725025GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB averaged 61.0% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB is 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.8 Read 70.7 89.1
18.8 Write 68.6 88.4
15.5 Mixed 41.1 49.7
19.8 SusWrite 64.7 88.7
45% 61.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.48 2
0.3 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%
224GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 90 90 91 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 88.4
Mixed 49
SusWrite 90.1
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: GM2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 82.3
Mixed 48.6
SusWrite 84.9
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5KA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 82 82 82 81 MB/s
Read 85
Write 88
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 81.6
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 58 88 58 88 88 MB/s
Read 86
Write 81.2
Mixed 49
SusWrite 77.7
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 75 77 73 51 80 MB/s
Read 72.3
Write 58.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 70.8
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5KA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 43 50 51 49 47 MB/s
Read 79.3
Write 76.5
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 47.2
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 250GB Builds (Compare 46,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $467

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