Average Bench: 41.4% (486th of 1015)

Based on 25,536 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 58.5% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 25,536 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.8 Read 73.2 89.3
39.7 Write 73 90.5
25.2 Mixed 40.6 49.7
38.4 SusWrite 70.9 89.8
47.2% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.68 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.81 1
147% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 88 57 89 89 38 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 90.7
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 72.9
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: GM4OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 47 49 67 67 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 65.7
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 53.6
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 53 53 51 53 53 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 55.5
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 52.6
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 39 48 46 54 46 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 53.3
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 46.4
30% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
60% 0.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,706,215 HDDs tested.


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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 32%
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Desktop 56%
Workstation 22%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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