Average Bench: 68.3% (140th of 1015)

Based on 752 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 31.6% 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 4.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) is 50.6%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 752 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 Read 98.2 146
69.5 Write 119 153
25.3 Mixed 65.6 76
76.7 SusWrite 139 178
77.2% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.52 3.1
1.4 4K Write 4.7 5.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
226% 2.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 175 184 184 183 186 MB/s
Read 147
Write 156
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 182
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.9
261% 2.53 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 183 187 188 190 190 MB/s
Read 133
Write 143
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 187
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.9
262% 2.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 135 136 138 139 146 MB/s
Read 139
Write 148
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 136
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
189% 2.2 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 157 158 157 150 154 MB/s
Read 118
Write 139
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 154
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.8
237% 2.43 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 159 160 162 166 167 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 117
Mixed 68
SusWrite 162
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.33 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 134 142 142 143 145 MB/s
Read 109
Write 89.4
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 141
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 141 146 150 150 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 112
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 146
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
216% 2.3 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 146 136 141 128 145 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 86
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 136
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
178% 2.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 94 88 98 103 100 MB/s
Read 74
Write 98
Mixed 20
SusWrite 96.7
52% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
174% 2.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 22,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,543

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