Average Bench: 93.4% (16th of 1010)

Based on 46 user benchmarks.  Model: HITACHI HUS156045VLS600

Excellent average bench

The Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB averaged just 6.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB is 32.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Hitachi UltraStar 15K600 450GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 164MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 164 187
112 Write 162 189
78.5 Mixed 146 188
153 SusWrite 174 189
120% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 1.13 1.46
0.18 4K Write 2.61 3.65
0.37 4K Mixed 0.86 1.6
191% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
419GB free
Firmware: HPH2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 188 188 190 190 190 MB/s
Read 188
Write 184
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 189
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.5
290% 2.13 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: HPH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 187 186 186 185 187 MB/s
Read 182
Write 189
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 186
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.4
260% 1.8 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 177 175 176 167 170 MB/s
Read 180
Write 178
Mixed 86
SusWrite 174
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.5
284% 2.03 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 172 176 171 171 173 MB/s
Read 178
Write 172
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 171
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.5
281% 1.97 MB/s
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 173 173 172 175 171 MB/s
Read 175
Write 176
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 174
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.5
286% 2.07 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: HPH1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 151 153 150 153 155 MB/s
Read 158
Write 158
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 153
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.6
297% 2.1 MB/s
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Typical UltraStar 15K600 450GB Builds (Compare 1,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

System: HP Z820 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 201% - Outstanding Total price: $89

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