Average Bench: 95.2% (21st of 1010)

Based on 74 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged just 4.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.15MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.29MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 74 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 177 229
54.7 Write 154 199
94.1 Mixed 147 190
120% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.003 4K Read 3.15 6.72
0.06 4K Write 3.29 4.61
0.006 4K Mixed 0.31 0.42
227% 2.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,132,054 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $21922 mins
EbayUS $21929 mins
NeweggUS $2251 day
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 460 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $1,112

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Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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