Average Bench: 41.1% (482nd of 1015)

Based on 43,620 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 58.8% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 24.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
44 Read 70.9 87.8
36.2 Write 72.9 90.8
28.1 Mixed 41.6 49.7
35.5 SusWrite 72.1 90
47.2% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.7 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.81 1
148% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
452GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 36 34 36 36 MB/s
Read 118
Write 33.2
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 35.4
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.47 MB/s
316GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 63 63 62 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 85.1
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 62.6
52% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 74 75 74 70 MB/s
Read 71.9
Write 78.9
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 73.8
48% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 78 74 76 78 78 MB/s
Read 68.2
Write 74.1
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 75.5
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 52 52 51 52 MB/s
Read 79.6
Write 87.8
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 51.9
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 69 69 65 70 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 59
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 68.8
41% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: GM4O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 72 76 74 75 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 53.4
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 74
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 53 53 54 53 MB/s
Read 45.2
Write 50.5
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 53.2
33% 45 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 24,214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $325

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