Average Bench: 83.9% (62nd of 1010)

Based on 69 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged just 16.1% 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 2.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.85MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 54.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69 samples)
Min Avg Max
17 Read 148 204
53.5 Write 145 199
11.5 Mixed 120 183
67.5 SusWrite 124 175
99.4% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.003 4K Read 2.98 6.6
0.06 4K Write 2.85 4.1
0.006 4K Mixed 0.37 1.1
219% 2.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,770,223 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $21921 mins
EbayUS $21928 mins
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 126%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 158% - Outstanding Total price: $706

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $86Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i7-7700K $360AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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