Average Bench: 92.1% (18th of 984)

more Based on 251 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 7.9% 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 2.18MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 47.7%. 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 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 251 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 166 209
107 Write 155 192
57.4 Mixed 136 179
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 1.02 1.6
1.47 4K Write 2.18 3.01
0.25 4K Mixed 0.35 0.44
121% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 167
Mixed 158
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.94 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 166
Mixed 163
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.28
98% 0.98 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 173
Mixed 130
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.4
126% 1.16 MB/s
641GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 139
Mixed 144
99% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.29
81% 0.76 MB/s
553GB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 113
Mixed 100
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.37
119% 1.04 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 107
Mixed 104
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.29
67% 0.62 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,502

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