Average Bench: 66% (157th of 1015)

more Based on 14,331 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM003-2U91, ST6000DM003-2CV104, ST6000DM003-2ZD186, ST6000DM003-2U9186, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 34.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 89.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,331 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.4 Read 89.7 133
50.6 Write 115 150
33.2 Mixed 66 76.6
75.2 SusWrite 139 176
75.1% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.5 2
2.5 4K Write 4.73 5.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
221% 2.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 170 169 164 149 168 MB/s
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 157
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 144 143 139 136 131 MB/s
Read 63.1
Write 113
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 137
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.6
197% 2.17 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 93 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 90.4
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 90.3
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.5
205% 2.4 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 83 88 83 90 53 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 83.4
Mixed 15.9
SusWrite 81.3
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
38% 0.4 MB/s
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