Average Bench: 88.1% (38th of 979)

Based on 231 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 11.8% 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 2.18MB/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%. 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 0.84MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.6 Read 154 205
96.7 Write 153 203
31.9 Mixed 125 181
108% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.84 1.27
1.38 4K Write 2.18 3.87
0.24 4K Mixed 0.36 0.64
115% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 212
Write 198
Mixed 185
149% 198 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.42
142% 1.34 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 200
Write 184
Mixed 173
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.37
136% 1.32 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: AN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 209
Write 168
Mixed 166
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 3.12
4K Mixed 0.32
126% 1.41 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 173
Mixed 102
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.46
139% 1.25 MB/s
696GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 162
Mixed 142
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.39
132% 1.25 MB/s
696GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 155
Mixed 158
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.42
133% 1.21 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 130
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.38
133% 1.25 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 94.5
Mixed 98.2
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.25
86% 0.83 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI

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