Average Bench: 38.7% (536th of 1015)

Based on 5,975 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDP725025GLA380

Poor average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB averaged 61.3% 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 38.4%. 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 41.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,975 samples)
Min Avg Max
15 Read 69.8 89.3
19 Write 68.2 88.5
14.8 Mixed 41.1 49.5
20.8 SusWrite 64.8 88.9
44.8% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.49 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
131% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free
Firmware: GM2OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 72 79 75 74 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 82.2
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 73.8
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 79 71 76 78 71 MB/s
Read 77
Write 76.7
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 72.6
49% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: GM2OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 67 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 66.8
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 72
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 58 45 54 61 61 MB/s
Read 67
Write 68.8
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 54.9
41% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.67 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM2OA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 38 38 47 48 50 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 70
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 44.7
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: GM2OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 54 56 56 57 56 MB/s
Read 55
Write 53.2
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 55.8
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: GM2OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 60 61 63 62 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 26.8
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 60.8
29% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 250GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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