Average Bench: 47.3% (359th of 1015)

Based on 1,311 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDT721050SLA360

Below average average bench

The Hitachi HDT721050SLA360 500GB averaged 52.7% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDT721050SLA360 500GB is 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HDT721050SLA360 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,311 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.1 Read 84.8 109
27.2 Write 81.2 107
23.7 Mixed 44.4 57.2
42.8 SusWrite 79.8 109
53.2% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.65 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.8 1
146% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
162GB free
Firmware: ST3O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 92 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 109
Write 106
Mixed 54
SusWrite 92.9
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: ST3OA3AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 98 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 87.3
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 98.5
58% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: ST3OA3AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 32.7
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 86.4
44% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST3OA3AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 68 63 57 53 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 64.5
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 61.9
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: ST3OA39D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 48 45 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 74.2
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 49.2
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $663 years
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Typical HDT721050SLA360 500GB Builds (Compare 382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Packard imedia S3810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $241

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