Average Bench: 91.1% (25th of 1002)

more Based on 294 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM001-1XY17Z, ST6000DM001-1XY1, ST6000DM 001-1YW11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM001-1XY1, ST6000DM001-1YW1, ST6000DM001-1YW11C

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) averaged just 8.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.16MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 47.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 294 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 164 208
107 Write 153 192
56.5 Mixed 135 178
113% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 1.02 1.66
1.47 4K Write 2.16 3.01
0.24 4K Mixed 0.34 0.44
120% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: DN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 172
Mixed 156
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 4.56
4K Write 3.89
4K Mixed 0.32
297% 2.92 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 167
Mixed 147
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.26
121% 1.27 MB/s
949GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 149
Mixed 125
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.29
88% 0.92 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 147
Mixed 140
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.26
92% 0.95 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 128
Mixed 96.9
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.3
91% 0.89 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 108
Mixed 98.7
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.34
100% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,456

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