Average Bench: 90.2% (28th of 1015)

more Based on 634 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 9.8% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) is 56.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 634 samples)
Min Avg Max
97 Read 160 207
73.6 Write 135 182
56.4 Mixed 89.2 148
80.1 SusWrite 156 203
99.2% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.3 1.6
1.5 4K Write 2.1 2.5
0.29 4K Mixed 0.83 1.1
185% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 194 198 200 204 207 MB/s
Read 193
Write 164
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 200
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 135 135 134 135 MB/s
Read 131
Write 108
Mixed 79
SusWrite 134
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 67 63 75 81 77 MB/s
Read 132
Write 99
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 79.2
73% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 66 65 78 73 69 MB/s
Read 125
Write 96.8
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 69.9
70% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.33 MB/s
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Typical Desktop HDD 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,388

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