Average Bench: 76.3% (101st of 1015)

Based on 196 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM004-2EH11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM004-2EH1, ST6000DM 004-2EH11C, ST6000DM004-2EH1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) averaged 23.6% 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 4.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 196 samples)
Min Avg Max
4.7 Read 122 202
70.7 Write 128 204
5.2 Mixed 74.4 134
73.5 SusWrite 142 208
85.6% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 4.98 8
1.2 4K Write 2.83 4.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.87 1.2
357% 2.9 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 33,219,386 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $259 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $2824 months
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Typical Barracuda Pro 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $802

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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