Average Bench: 87.7% (40th of 979)

Based on 200 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DX000-1H217Z, ST6000DX 000-1H217Z, ST6000DX000-1H21, ST6000DX ST6000DX000-1H21

Very good average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) averaged just 12.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) is 55.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.85MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 200 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.3 Read 153 202
98.2 Write 152 205
29.8 Mixed 125 181
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.85 1.29
1.45 4K Write 2.19 4.02
0.24 4K Mixed 0.36 0.67
116% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 152
Mixed 149
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.18
91% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 158
Mixed 150
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.3
93% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 142
Mixed 148
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.32
98% 0.97 MB/s
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AmazonUS $219.9813 months ago.
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 70 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,099

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