Average Bench: 38.5% (541st of 1015)

Based on 7,204 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725025GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB averaged 61.5% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB is 33.1%. 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 40.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.7 Read 69.6 88.8
16 Write 67.2 87.9
15.1 Mixed 40.8 49.7
21.3 SusWrite 64.2 88.6
44.4% 60.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.44 4K Write 1.49 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
132% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 85.4
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 88.6
57% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 84.6
Write 83.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 87.9
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 73 72 72 69 58 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 87.4
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 69
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 78.2
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 81.1
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: GM2OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 73 74 71 74 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 82
Mixed 44
SusWrite 72.9
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 50 69 69 70 68 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 66.7
Mixed 47
SusWrite 60.5
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: GM2OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 41 44 43 42 39 MB/s
Read 84
Write 72.9
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 44
46% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 59 63 64 MB/s
Read 50.4
Write 48.4
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 62.4
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 52 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 56
Write 54.5
Mixed 35
SusWrite 52.4
36% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 250GB Builds (Compare 1,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,010

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