Average Bench: 68.1% (141st of 1015)

Based on 1,102 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 31.9% 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 4.79MB/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 46.2%. 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 65.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,102 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.1 Read 97.1 142
69.6 Write 117 153
36.8 Mixed 65.7 75.3
79.2 SusWrite 139 180
76.8% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.46 2.25
3.45 4K Write 4.79 5.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
224% 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: 170 174 168 179 181 179 MB/s
Read 108
Write 154
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 175
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
239% 2.3 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 172 168 176 177 176 MB/s
Read 108
Write 146
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 173
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.9
258% 2.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 139 154 154 146 141 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 109
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 144
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 123 121 119 122 MB/s
Read 49.3
Write 134
Mixed 109
SusWrite 120
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
469% 3.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,415,197 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 24,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $499

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,804

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