Average Bench: 75.3% (109th of 1015)

Based on 81 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged 24.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.13MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.88MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 61.8%. 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 78.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81 samples)
Min Avg Max
12 Read 127 224
98.7 Write 141 206
42.5 Mixed 78.7 106
91.1 SusWrite 133 198
88.1% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 5.13 8
1.4 4K Write 3.03 4.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.88 1.5
368% 3.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 16,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,376

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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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