Average Bench: 81% (76th of 1015)

Based on 11 user benchmarks.  Model: Microsoft Storage Space Device

Very good average bench

The Microsoft Storage Space Device 6TB averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Microsoft Storage Space Device 6TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.97MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Microsoft Storage Space Device 6TB is 74.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Microsoft Storage Space Device 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Read 173 242
16 Write 107 200
20.3 Mixed 60.7 101
18 SusWrite 108 210
82.1% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.68 7.9
0.5 4K Write 2.04 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.97 2
258% 1.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 204 220 212 211 217 MB/s
Read 220
Write 176
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 210
120% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 163 173 169 171 158 MB/s
Read 235
Write 204
Mixed 100
SusWrite 167
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 2
360% 2.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 120 117 115 114 120 MB/s
Read 102
Write 98.9
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 117
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,685,540 HDDs tested.

Typical Storage Space Device 6TB Builds (Compare 2,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 103%

Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,546

Popular Storage Space Device 6TB compatible motherboards:

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