Average Bench: 41.7% (491st of 1015)

Based on 21,170 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 58.3% 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 1.66MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 26%. 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 40.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.6 Read 73.8 89.8
29.5 Write 72.4 90.8
23.3 Mixed 40.8 49.7
33.5 SusWrite 71.1 89.8
47.3% 64.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.66 2
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%
383GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 84 84 84 85 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 76.7
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 84.1
52% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 74 76 77 76 76 MB/s
Read 87
Write 86.2
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 76
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 74 73 74 MB/s
Read 72
Write 78.3
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 73.4
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 60 60 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 84.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 60.3
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 76 81 83 84 82 MB/s
Read 49.2
Write 79.5
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 81.1
46% 63 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 17 13 13 21 25 MB/s
Read 11.7
Write 26.2
Mixed 15
SusWrite 18
13% 17.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 39,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $560

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