Average Bench: 94.6% (9th of 1015)

Based on 422 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z, ST6000VN001-2BB1, ST6000VN001-2BB186, ST6000VN 001-2BB186, ST6000VN0011-1UL

Excellent average bench

The Seagate ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z 6TB averaged just 5.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z 6TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.79MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z 6TB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.79MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 422 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 164 192
111 Write 160 187
56.3 Mixed 77 88.9
97.3 SusWrite 164 194
103% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 4.4 7.5
1.5 4K Write 1.79 2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.79 0.9
304% 2.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 182 180 180 187 MB/s
Read 178
Write 173
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 183
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
306% 2.3 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 175 189 189 189 183 MB/s
Read 174
Write 168
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 183
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
406% 3.13 MB/s
555GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 129 132 127 132 MB/s
Read 135
Write 139
Mixed 79
SusWrite 130
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
357% 2.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,694,722 HDDs tested.

Typical ST6000VN0011-1UL17Z 6TB Builds (Compare 67,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,185

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