Average Bench: 96.4% (7th of 1015)

Based on 842 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN726060ALE610

Excellent average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB averaged just 3.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.75MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB is 58.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 842 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.5 Read 166 212
111 Write 174 219
52 Mixed 75.6 90
102 SusWrite 170 214
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.04 1.2
1.2 4K Write 2.75 4.72
0.2 4K Mixed 0.66 1.1
168% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 191 180 194 194 191 MB/s
Read 185
Write 193
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 190
116% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
153% 1.47 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 196 188 190 199 199 MB/s
Read 173
Write 184
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 195
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.2 MB/s
870GB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 195 201 197 180 172 MB/s
Read 151
Write 157
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 186
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.4
157% 1.7 MB/s
600GB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 120 122 124 120 119 MB/s
Read 163
Write 166
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 121
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.3
156% 1.93 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 36 37 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 50
Write 42.9
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 35.2
30% 40.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,697,335 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $2504 years
AmazonUS $2599 months
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Typical Deskstar NAS 6TB Builds (Compare 23,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,117

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