Average Bench: 41.8% (470th of 1015)

Based on 40,134 user benchmarks.  Models: Hitachi HDP725050GLA360, Hitachi HDP725050GLA380

Below average average bench

The Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB averaged 58.2% 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 1.68MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB is 26.2%. 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 41.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.4 Read 74 88.3
32.1 Write 73.1 90.5
26 Mixed 41.9 50
34 SusWrite 71.4 90
47.8% 65.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.64 0.8
1 4K Write 1.68 2
0.5 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%
466GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 82.9
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 89.3
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 86.9
Write 89.1
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 88.4
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 75 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 81
Write 76.2
Mixed 43
SusWrite 73.7
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: GM4OA52A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 63 63 63 62 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 76.3
Mixed 43.6
SusWrite 62.4
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 52 45 51 57 63 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 73.4
Mixed 40
SusWrite 49.1
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA59A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 42 43 17 33 75 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 67.7
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 38.9
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 63 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 54.2
Write 60.4
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 63.9
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar P7K500 500GB Builds (Compare 41,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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