Average Bench: 90.6% (26th of 1010)

more Based on 346 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000DM001-1XY17Z, ST6000DM001-1XY1, ST6000DM 001-1YW11C, ST6000DM ST6000DM001-1XY1, ST6000DM001-1YW1, ST6000DM001-1YW11C

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) averaged just 9.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.07MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 50.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 346 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 164 208
96.5 Write 150 192
57.4 Mixed 127 177
75 SusWrite 147 198
109% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 1.07 1.6
1.48 4K Write 2.16 2.94
0.25 4K Mixed 0.43 1
132% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
756GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 207 207 207 208 207 MB/s
Read 201
Write 127
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 206
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
224% 1.7 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 178 179 177 179 179 MB/s
Read 186
Write 137
Mixed 88
SusWrite 178
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 184 184 183 183 182 MB/s
Read 175
Write 138
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 182
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 169 166 169 167 170 MB/s
Read 167
Write 115
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 168
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
707GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 108 107 108 108 MB/s
Read 170
Write 171
Mixed 87
SusWrite 106
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
180% 1.5 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 116 118 119 119 120 MB/s
Read 134
Write 100
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 117
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 115%
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Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z170 Extreme7+

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,621

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