Average Bench: 64.8% (169th of 1015)

Based on 72 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0041-2EL11C, ST6000VN ST6000VN0041-2EL, ST6000VN 0041-2EL11C, ST6000VN0041-2EL

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB averaged 35.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB is 82.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 112MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 72 samples)
Min Avg Max
7.2 Read 112 206
6 Write 121 239
3.2 Mixed 61.7 97.2
21.8 SusWrite 113 212
74.6% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 3.83 8
0.1 4K Write 2.49 4.8
0 4K Mixed 0.83 1.5
298% 2.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 118 110 113 109 118 MB/s
Read 160
Write 152
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 113
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
295% 2.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,469,149 HDDs tested.

Typical ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB Builds (Compare 1,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock X370 Professional Gaming

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $1,038

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