Average Bench: 88% (41st of 984)

Based on 254 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 12.0% 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 2.17MB/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 53.4%. 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 254 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.8 Read 154 205
97.2 Write 152 202
33.1 Mixed 125 181
108% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.84 1.28
1.41 4K Write 2.17 3.67
0.24 4K Mixed 0.36 0.51
115% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 191
Mixed 174
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.42
133% 1.24 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 143
Mixed 159
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.3
92% 0.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.5
Write 132
Mixed 69.4
69% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.29
77% 0.76 MB/s
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AmazonUS $219.9818 months ago.
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 83 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,249

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