Average Bench: 41.7% (480th of 1015)

Based on 30,427 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 29%. 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 41.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.4 Read 73.6 89
34.6 Write 72.9 91.7
24.1 Mixed 41.1 49.8
31.5 SusWrite 71.3 90.1
47.4% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.67 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
147% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 87 88 87 88 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 89.8
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 87.9
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 90 89 90 89 MB/s
Read 87.4
Write 87.7
Mixed 48.6
SusWrite 89.3
57% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 86.5
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 86.8
56% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 76 79 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 75
Write 76.7
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 78.1
49% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 66 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 73.5
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 67.5
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5NA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 72 72 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 59
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 71.8
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: A56A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 85 85 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 88.2
Mixed 48
SusWrite 84.6
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 50 16 19 52 62 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 77.5
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 41.8
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 23,910 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: 69% - Good Total price: $323

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