Average Bench: 70.7% (127th of 1015)

Based on 3,942 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 29.3% 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 4.71MB/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 49.1%. 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 99.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.4 Read 99.1 144
58.2 Write 121 154
31.5 Mixed 66.4 81.3
78.1 SusWrite 146 182
79.2% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.51 2.59
1.9 4K Write 4.71 5.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
225% 2.3 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: 160 170 165 176 176 175 MB/s
Read 151
Write 142
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 170
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.8
252% 2.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 161 170 172 175 174 MB/s
Read 153
Write 151
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 168
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.3 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 122 124 137 120 125 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 133
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 123
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
219% 2.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 120 120 121 127 126 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 105
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 122
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.6
224% 2.37 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 79 76 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 99
Write 99
Mixed 68
SusWrite 78.4
64% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
212% 2.4 MB/s
860GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 86 88 91 91 89 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 90.4
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 87.5
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.5
174% 2.13 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 65,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $714

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


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