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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 89.7MB/s
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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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 174 174 173 168 MB/s
Read 169
Write 151
Mixed 67
SusWrite 172
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
235% 2.27 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 174 176 166 169 172 MB/s
Read 122
Write 130
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 171
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.9
263% 2.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 157 154 166 169 154 MB/s
Read 124
Write 148
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 160
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.8
263% 2.57 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 157 156 161 155 MB/s
Read 81.4
Write 139
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 156
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
215% 2.33 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 142 141 145 133 144 MB/s
Read 93
Write 95
Mixed 68
SusWrite 128
71% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.6
196% 2.07 MB/s
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Workstation 74%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $642

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


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