Average Bench: 70.9% (127th of 1015)

Based on 6,392 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 29.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) is 45.5%. 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 68.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 101 146
78.5 Write 123 154
54.8 Mixed 68.1 78
84.3 SusWrite 145 180
80.1% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.55 2.43
3.2 4K Write 4.74 5.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
227% 2.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 170 171 175 172 178 MB/s
Read 105
Write 121
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 169
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
252% 2.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 137 146 148 149 148 MB/s
Read 131
Write 147
Mixed 72
SusWrite 143
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
252% 2.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 157 157 154 158 167 MB/s
Read 109
Write 129
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 160
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
221% 2.4 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 103 100 105 102 106 MB/s
Read 141
Write 98.8
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 104
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
236% 2.5 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 116 123 121 121 119 MB/s
Read 115
Write 104
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 120
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
194% 2.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 129 127 134 130 114 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 107
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 126
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.6
219% 2.4 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 133 143 143 136 128 MB/s
Read 72.9
Write 104
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 135
60% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.5
195% 2.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 108 94 107 110 MB/s
Read 104
Write 129
Mixed 58
SusWrite 103
72% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.7
234% 2.5 MB/s
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,007

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Big space for the price! Can store all my games and more on here


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