Average Bench: 43.5% (443rd of 1015)

Based on 2,488 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDT721032SLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB averaged 56.5% 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 1.52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB is 43.3%. 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 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.4 Read 79.4 104
19.3 Write 73.9 101
15.1 Mixed 40.9 52.6
25.9 SusWrite 71.9 102
48.7% 66.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.52 2
0.2 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%
298GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 105 106 105 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 105
67% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 105 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 103
Write 92.9
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 105
64% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 98 98 97 98 MB/s
Read 97.9
Write 96.1
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 97.4
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 91 92 92 94 93 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 90.5
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 90.6
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 64 76 79 78 77 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 80.2
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 70.9
52% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 55 57 58 58 MB/s
Read 103
Write 105
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 56.6
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: ST2OA39D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 23 29 33 35 MB/s
Read 45
Write 32
Mixed 23
SusWrite 28
24% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,766,252 HDDs tested.

Typical HDT721032SLA380 320GB Builds (Compare 288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire X3810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $81

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