Average Bench: 41.6% (481st of 1015)

Based on 22,651 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 29.8%. 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 40.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 Read 73.8 89.7
33.5 Write 73.9 91.3
23.3 Mixed 40.9 49.6
33.9 SusWrite 71.1 89.8
47.6% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.66 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.8 1
145% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
402GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 86.8
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 77.3
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 83 89 89 89 87 MB/s
Read 78.3
Write 77.3
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 85.5
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 61 76 77 80 82 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 77.7
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 70
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 73 74 75 75 76 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 78
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 74.6
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 71 73 72 73 MB/s
Read 72
Write 73
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 72.2
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 80 79 80 81 MB/s
Read 59.2
Write 61.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 79.5
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 67 68 67 66 MB/s
Read 70
Write 65.7
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 67
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 44,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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