Average Bench: 68.3% (142nd of 1015)

Based on 1,876 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 31.7% 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 Write Speed 4.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) is 56.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,876 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.5 Read 99 145
58.2 Write 118 153
50.6 Mixed 66 76.5
54.9 SusWrite 138 178
77.2% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 1.42 2
2.36 4K Write 4.69 5.44
0.36 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
219% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 142 144 149 156 161 MB/s
Read 135
Write 154
Mixed 68
SusWrite 149
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.8
232% 2.33 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 126 125 132 137 129 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 128
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
183% 2.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 130 132 137 141 141 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 121
Mixed 68
SusWrite 134
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.33 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 139 145 158 164 161 MB/s
Read 22.2
Write 26.1
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 141
38% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.2 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 31 29 33 32 31 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 104
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 38
57% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
242% 2.27 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 29,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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