Average Bench: 60.2% (187th of 1010)

Based on 231 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HTS721010A9

Above average average bench

The Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB averaged 39.8% 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 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 106MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB is 33.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS721010A9 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 98.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Read 106 136
68.3 Write 103 130
21.5 Mixed 89.1 124
24.7 SusWrite 98.4 132
73.5% 99.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.55 0.75
0.48 4K Write 1.34 1.8
0.13 4K Mixed 0.24 0.6
74.4% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
687GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 122 122 122 123 124 MB/s
Read 126
Write 130
Mixed 26
SusWrite 122
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
620GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 112 107 104 97 MB/s
Read 124
Write 119
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 108
67% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
827GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 111 112 110 111 114 MB/s
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 32
SusWrite 110
67% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 114 122 120 126 127 MB/s
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 119
64% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.93 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A3U0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 104 110 118 124 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 118
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 113
69% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: A3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 104 106 106 MB/s
Read 107
Write 109
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 105
62% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 64 66 59 73 72 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 101
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 64.8
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: A3T0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 30 28 28 MB/s
Read 7.7
Write 18.2
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 26.7
12% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical HTS721010A9 1TB Builds (Compare 419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI MS-16F4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $209

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