Average Bench: 24% (898th of 1015)

Based on 1,026 user benchmarks.  Model: Hitachi HTS543225L9SA00

Very poor average bench

The Hitachi HTS543225L9SA00 250GB averaged 76.0% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.41MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HTS543225L9SA00 250GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi HTS543225L9SA00 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 25.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 39.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,026 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.9 Read 43.9 61.2
11 Write 43.2 61
9.5 Mixed 25.1 34
12 SusWrite 39.5 61.3
27.8% 37.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.41 0.5
0.3 4K Write 0.91 1.15
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
94.9% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
291GB free
Firmware: FBEOC43C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 59 61 59 60 MB/s
Read 51.6
Write 43
Mixed 22.6
SusWrite 60.3
32% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: FBDZC4EC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 34 35 35 36 36 MB/s
Read 54.6
Write 14.9
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 33.1
21% 28.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.3
88% 0.53 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: FBEOC43C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 45 45 44 44 46 MB/s
Read 22.4
Write 41.8
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 44.3
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FBEZC4EC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 24 39 40 43 44 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 48.1
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 34.3
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
90% 0.53 MB/s
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System: Toshiba Satellite A300

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