Average Bench: 71.7% (121st of 1010)

Based on 58 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged 28.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.85MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 75.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.5 Read 106 206
16.5 Write 121 175
10.2 Mixed 62.4 87
2.2 SusWrite 143 210
79% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 4.19 7.8
0.5 4K Write 2.48 4.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.85 1.3
315% 2.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,124,123 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $22535 mins
EbayUS $22543 mins
NeweggUS $2259 days
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,504

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