Average Bench: 81.9% (66th of 1015)

more Based on 553 user benchmarks.  Models: ST6000VN0033-2EE110, ST6000VN0033-2EE, ST6000VN0033-2EF110, ST6000VN 0033-2DR166, ST6000VN 0033-2EE110, ST6000VN0033-2DR166, ST6000VN ST6000VN0033-2EE

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017) averaged just 18.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.94MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017) is 53.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 133MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 553 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.4 Read 135 199
45.5 Write 133 184
8.2 Mixed 76 110
36.8 SusWrite 149 218
90.3% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 4.36 8
1 4K Write 2.99 4.6
0.1 4K Mixed 0.94 1.5
342% 2.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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Desktop 101%
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