Average Bench: 68.7% (136th of 1015)

Based on 49 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VX0023-2EF110, ST6000VX 0023-2EF110, ST6000VX0023-2EF, ST6000VX ST6000VX0023-2EF

Above average average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 6TB (2016) averaged 31.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 6TB (2016) is 77.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate SkyHawk 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49 samples)
Min Avg Max
19 Read 113 207
21 Write 125 216
7.3 Mixed 71.1 118
42.9 SusWrite 126 216
79.7% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 3.71 7.8
0.6 4K Write 2.51 5.2
0 4K Mixed 0.73 1.5
282% 2.32 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 21,734,915 HDDs tested.

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Typical SkyHawk 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $910

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