Average Bench: 64.2% (176th of 1015)

Based on 104 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged 35.8% 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 4.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 88.4%. 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 66.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 104 samples)
Min Avg Max
3.7 Read 104 181
0.5 Write 112 177
0.5 Mixed 66.4 95.1
0.6 SusWrite 118 210
73.5% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 4.96 7.9
0 4K Write 2.59 4.3
0 4K Mixed 0.83 1.6
347% 2.8 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 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $22110 hrs
EbayUS $22517 mins
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,412 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,362

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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