Average Bench: 42.1% (470th of 1015)

Based on 38,558 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 57.9% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.69MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 26.6%. 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 41.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,558 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.6 Read 74.4 89.4
39 Write 73.7 91
28.9 Mixed 41.4 49.7
33.9 SusWrite 71.9 90
47.9% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.69 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.82 1
148% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
416GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 89 88 89 88 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 87.3
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 87.9
56% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 74 89 90 89 89 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 81.7
Mixed 49.6
SusWrite 85.3
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 85 84 84 82 MB/s
Read 84.6
Write 86.3
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 83.8
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 72 73 72 72 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 62.3
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 72.6
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 49
Write 53.5
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 68.8
38% 51.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 62 63 64 64 MB/s
Read 54.4
Write 58.4
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 63.4
39% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 33,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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