Average Bench: 67.8% (142nd of 1015)

Based on 1,622 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 32.1% 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 4.68MB/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 50.9%. 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 66.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,622 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 97.7 146
67 Write 118 153
51.4 Mixed 66.4 77.1
63 SusWrite 137 180
77% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.51 4.2
1.4 4K Write 4.68 5.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
222% 2.28 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: 171 169 175 175 174 175 MB/s
Read 117
Write 155
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 173
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.9
240% 2.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 143 144 145 142 143 MB/s
Read 141
Write 150
Mixed 66
SusWrite 142
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
241% 2.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 141 111 139 151 149 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 120
Mixed 64.9
SusWrite 140
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
211% 2.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 120 120 115 112 117 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 114
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 114
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.5
206% 2.3 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 101 105 108 101 MB/s
Read 53
Write 84.5
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 101
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.5
191% 2.27 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 53 55 56 56 MB/s
Read 97
Write 96.8
Mixed 66
SusWrite 55
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 80 84 91 93 93 MB/s
Read 52
Write 83.2
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 81.9
51% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.4
196% 2.4 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 27,546 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,639

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