Average Bench: 54.8% (253rd of 1015)

Based on 5,946 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632

Average average bench

The Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB averaged 45.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.3 Read 97.5 131
53.3 Write 96 131
30.8 Mixed 55.1 71.5
54.3 SusWrite 93.3 130
62.7% 85.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.55 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
129% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: ML6OA5C0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 105 105 104 104 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 103
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: ML6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 97 95 104 103 105 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 98
Mixed 57
SusWrite 100
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
893GB free
Firmware: ML6OA180
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 97 99 100 101 100 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 95.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 99.5
61% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: ML6OA580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 72 73 71 72 72 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 74.2
Mixed 45
SusWrite 71.1
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,441 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 33%
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Desktop 60%
Workstation 24%

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

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