Average Bench: 91.2% (20th of 984)

Based on 289 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN726060ALE610

Excellent average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB averaged just 8.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 171MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.96MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 289 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 171 206
88.7 Write 147 188
84.8 Mixed 138 178
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.54 4K Read 0.89 1.14
1.2 4K Write 1.96 3.52
0.28 4K Mixed 0.51 0.78
130% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
859GB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 169
Mixed 73.7
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.59
120% 0.87 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 153
Mixed 148
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.59
130% 1.05 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 162
Mixed 139
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.71
130% 0.91 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 147
Mixed 145
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.97
4K Mixed 0.42
151% 1.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 162
Mixed 163
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.56
139% 1.11 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: APGNT517 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 61.9
Mixed 93.1
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.68
137% 1.02 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,740,299 HDDs tested.

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Typical Deskstar NAS 6TB Builds (Compare 1,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $853

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