Average Bench: 102% (6th of 1015)

Based on 68 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z, ST6000VN 0001-1SF17Z, ST6000VN0001-1SF

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB averaged 1.6% higher 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.24MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB is 47.1%. 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 116MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 160MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 68 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 187 239
127 Write 160 193
81.2 Mixed 116 157
119 SusWrite 182 211
119% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 1.24 1.6
2.12 4K Write 2.76 3.34
0.23 4K Mixed 0.59 1.16
169% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 199 200 201 199 200 MB/s
Read 196
Write 158
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 198
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
238% 1.83 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: AN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 173 198 196 200 201 MB/s
Read 188
Write 164
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 186
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
227% 1.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,628,437 HDDs tested.

Typical ST6000VN0001-1SF17Z 6TB Builds (Compare 75 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 58%
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

System: Asus Z9PE-D16 Series

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $528

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