Average Bench: 43.4% (441st of 1015)

Based on 3,418 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDT721032SLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB averaged 56.6% 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 1.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB is 39.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
25 Read 80 106
25 Write 73.5 101
19 Mixed 41.2 54.2
26.3 SusWrite 71.1 104
48.7% 66.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.55 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.53 2
0.23 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
132% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 103 105 104 104 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99.4
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 104
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 96 97 97 98 97 MB/s
Read 92.4
Write 83.4
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 96.1
58% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 76 76 85 86 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 83.5
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 79.7
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 66 64 65 67 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 56.2
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 65.2
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: ST2OA39D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 37 36 37 37 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 34.8
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 36.3
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.53 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 55 61 35 39 MB/s
Read 52.3
Write 64.9
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 49.1
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 69 47 38 27 37 MB/s
Read 36.6
Write 4.3
Mixed 24.3
SusWrite 46
21% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
73% 0.43 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 7.2 7.2 9.3 22 23 MB/s
Read 9
Write 18.3
Mixed 11.5
SusWrite 12.2
9% 12.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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Typical HDT721032SLA380 320GB Builds (Compare 1,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2P

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $148

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