Average Bench: 69.4% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 8,239 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM003-2CY186, ST6000DM ST6000DM003-2CY1, ST6000DM 003-2CY186, ST6000DM003-2CY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017) averaged 30.6% 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 4.72MB/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 48.7%. 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,239 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 100 149
59 Write 118 152
34.1 Mixed 66.9 78.2
73.8 SusWrite 140 181
78% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.6 4.1
1.6 4K Write 4.72 5.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
228% 2.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 164 168 167 168 167 MB/s
Read 128
Write 147
Mixed 76
SusWrite 165
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.9
263% 2.53 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 152 163 164 170 171 MB/s
Read 117
Write 137
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 164
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
243% 2.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 154 163 165 170 171 MB/s
Read 115
Write 138
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 164
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
241% 2.5 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 159 159 162 161 161 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 92.4
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 158
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
251% 2.57 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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Excellent

15 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $48
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