Average Bench: 91% (29th of 1010)

more Based on 309 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 9.0% 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 1.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.37MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 50%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 140MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 309 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 165 209
102 Write 152 192
57.4 Mixed 133 178
60 SusWrite 140 202
109% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 1.03 1.61
1.47 4K Write 2.17 2.97
0.24 4K Mixed 0.37 0.49
124% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 186 187 185 184 183 MB/s
Read 217
Write 178
Mixed 95.8
SusWrite 185
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
189% 1.53 MB/s
5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 111 156 175 178 188 MB/s
Read 193
Write 200
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 149
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z170 Extreme7+

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,289

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