Average Bench: 93.7% (16th of 979)

Based on 128 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM001-1XY17Z, ST6000DM001-1XY1, ST6000DM 001-1YW11C, ST6000DM001-1YW1, ST6000DM001-1YW11C

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) averaged just 6.3% 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 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.18MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 53.6%. 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 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 128 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 168 209
96 Write 158 194
42.4 Mixed 136 180
116% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 1 1.41
1.5 4K Write 2.18 2.7
0.26 4K Mixed 0.36 0.45
122% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
584GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 167
Mixed 159
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.38
130% 1.24 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 186
Write 155
Mixed 140
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.29
92% 0.96 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 177
Write 159
Mixed 140
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.31
97% 1.02 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 132
Mixed 124
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.39
124% 1.12 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 122
Mixed 117
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.28
114% 1.14 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 111%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,213

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