Average Bench: 90.9% (21st of 1015)

Based on 1,076 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DX000-1H217Z, ST6000DX 000-1H217Z, ST6000DX000-1H21, ST6000DX ST6000DX000-1H21

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) averaged just 9.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.22MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) is 76.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,076 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 Read 157 212
72.4 Write 135 182
47.9 Mixed 81.2 99.4
72.7 SusWrite 160 207
97.5% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.22 1.4
1.5 4K Write 2.14 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1.2
192% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 198 198 199 197 199 MB/s
Read 204
Write 181
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 198
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 193 194 194 196 195 MB/s
Read 193
Write 154
Mixed 96.3
SusWrite 192
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 192 195 194 196 197 MB/s
Read 184
Write 125
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 192
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
163% 1.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 204 206 205 208 207 MB/s
Read 145
Write 117
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 205
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
178% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 105 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 72.4
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 104
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.3 MB/s
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI - $276

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,825

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