Average Bench: 93.4% (16th of 979)

Based on 141 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 6.6% 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 2.17MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 52.9%. 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 141 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 168 209
97.3 Write 158 194
40 Mixed 136 179
115% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 1 1.45
1.45 4K Write 2.17 2.67
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%
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 145
Mixed 137
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.33
109% 1.02 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: DN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 107
Mixed 99.1
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.59
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.23
118% 1.09 MB/s
909GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 126
Mixed 109
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.28
95% 0.95 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 438 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,183

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