Average Bench: 99.8% (5th of 1015)

Based on 83 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z, ST6000VN 0001-1SF17Z, ST6000VN0001-1SF

Excellent average bench

The Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB averaged just 0.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB is 46.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 157MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 83 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 Read 182 237
125 Write 157 192
72.4 Mixed 110 157
117 SusWrite 174 210
115% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.27 1.6
2.09 4K Write 2.75 3.3
0.23 4K Mixed 0.65 1.18
176% 1.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 196 197 200 201 201 MB/s
Read 205
Write 162
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 198
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
242% 1.9 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 165 169 169 167 171 MB/s
Read 164
Write 138
Mixed 94.5
SusWrite 168
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
222% 1.87 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 157 154 154 153 MB/s
Read 174
Write 141
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 155
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.53 MB/s
974GB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 135 136 136 135 136 MB/s
Read 153
Write 158
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 135
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.7 MB/s
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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.

Typical ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB Builds (Compare 99 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 57%
Workstation 79%

System: Asus Z9PE-D16 Series

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $739

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