Average Bench: 66.4% (149th of 1015)

more Based on 13,559 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM003-2ZD186, ST6000DM003-2U9186, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 33.5% 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 0.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) is 49.7%. 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 66.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 91.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,559 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 Read 91.6 142
49.9 Write 117 151
36.5 Mixed 66.6 78.4
71.9 SusWrite 138 177
75.8% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.56 2.4
2.32 4K Write 4.71 5.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
223% 2.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 165 164 164 158 159 MB/s
Read 104
Write 137
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 162
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
237% 2.43 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 149 144 155 155 MB/s
Read 102
Write 132
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 150
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.6
206% 2.3 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 141 134 143 143 145 MB/s
Read 80.4
Write 114
Mixed 68
SusWrite 140
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.6
227% 2.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 125 122 122 123 130 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 98.1
Mixed 66.6
SusWrite 123
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.6
228% 2.4 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 111 109 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 60.4
Write 88.3
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 109
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
202% 2.3 MB/s
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Gaming 97%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $921

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


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