Average Bench: 60.9% (188th of 1014)

Based on 76 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0041-2EL11C, ST6000VN ST6000VN0041-2EL, ST6000VN 0041-2EL11C, ST6000VN0041-2EL

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB averaged 39.0% 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 3.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB is 78.9%. 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 66.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 95.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 76 samples)
Min Avg Max
1.5 Read 101 180
1 Write 95.8 184
1.7 Mixed 66.8 118
2 SusWrite 110 203
68.7% 93.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 3.94 8
0 4K Write 2.39 4
0.1 4K Mixed 0.83 1.2
301% 2.39 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 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

Typical ST6000VN0041-2EL11C 6TB Builds (Compare 166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper M5 - $225

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,045

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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $44
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Intel Core i7-9700K $290Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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