Average Bench: 88.3% (33rd of 984)

Based on 319 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 11.7% 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 2.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) is 56%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.84MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 319 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.5 Read 155 205
97.3 Write 153 200
37.9 Mixed 127 181
108% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.84 1.27
1.45 4K Write 2.14 2.97
0.24 4K Mixed 0.35 0.46
114% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 235
Write 195
Mixed 150
144% 193 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.32
130% 1.3 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 207
Write 194
Mixed 182
146% 194 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.4
140% 1.38 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 205
Write 190
Mixed 180
144% 192 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.37
129% 1.24 MB/s
647GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 188
Mixed 155
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.27
81% 0.84 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 182
Mixed 163
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.31
96% 0.96 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 43 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 105%
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Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,546

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