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Seagate STBD6000100 6TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Item #: 9B-22-178-520  |  Mfr. Part #: STBD6000100  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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    Top Favorable Review

    Excellent value

    Price - $299 for 6TB is hard to ignore Performance - for a consumer drive is excellent. I placed 2 of them in my G-Technology thunderbolt enclosure in RAID0 and am achieving 288MB/sec writes and 296MB/sec reads on my Mac Mini. Noise - exceptionally ... Read more
    — Mr H. 6/17/2014

    Top Critical Review


    Poor construction on the connectors. one of the connectors for the SATA cable just came right off and stuck inside the SATA cable. This was just from unplugging and plugging it in a few times. I plugged it in initially, used it for a while, ... Read more
    — Darrell S. 12/15/2015

    Learn more about the Seagate STBD6000100


    Retail Kit


    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Average Seek Time
    <8.5 µs typical
    Average Write Time
    <9.5 µs typical
    Average Latency


    High capacity hard disk drive for desktop applications at an affordable price

    The Seagate Desktop HDD is the industry standard hard drive for mainstream desktop computing, delivering both exceptional reliability and performance. A host of refined technologies helps boost performance further than ever before. The Desktop HDD is perfect for desktop performance towers or all-in-one computers, consumer-grade NAS devices and desktop RAID arrays. In fact, the Desktop HDD gives you a single hard drive platform for every desktop storage application. One drive with trusted performance, reliability and simplicity in capacities up to 6TB.

    1TB-per-disk technology incorporates 340,000 unique tracks in the width of a single inch. This incredible storage density drives new capacity possibilities and lowers your total storage costs.

    The Seagate Desktop HDD is Windows and Mac compatible. Thanks to the free Seagate DiscWizard software, installation is easy. It lets you migrate content from your old drive and configure volumes larger than 2TB.


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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 32 Reviews

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    • Alan B.

    5 out of 5 eggs Six out of six still going strong after six months

    Pros: Huge capacity. No problems in my FreeNAS machine: not a single SMART error.

    Cons: The only con I can think of is the "missing" center screw hole, but that is inevitable given the number of platters packed into this small space. I can drill extra holes in my drive trays to match the new arrangement of screw holes in the drives.

    I wish I'd bought more at the time.

    Bottom Line: The drives themselves are labeled as ST6000DX000, whereas the 6TB "bare" drives are ST6000DM001. Are they actually different? I have no idea: I haven't found any information for the ST6000DX000 on the Seagate Web site.

    I bought these when they were ridiculously cheap for four hours on the Web site of one of the big B&M store chains. Keep a lookout, and maybe they'll repeat it.

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    • Darrell S.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Fragile

    Pros: When working, it works as well as any hard drive I suppose. Nothing in particular stands out on them.

    Cons: Poor construction on the connectors. one of the connectors for the SATA cable just came right off and stuck inside the SATA cable. This was just from unplugging and plugging it in a few times. I plugged it in initially, used it for a while, then had to unplug it and replug it in when I upgraded my motherboard. When I unplugged it though, the connector came right off with the cable. There is no reason why a hard drive should come apart after a few plug-ins, especially when someone treats them as gently as I treat hardware.

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    • Lewis J.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Dirve Failed in less than 6 months

    Pros: It arrived, it worked.

    Cons: stopped working after 6 months. NTFS files system got corrupted somehow....

    Technically the drive is still "functional", as after a complete format it and file system restoration I can use it again.

    However I am trying to recover my data first

    Bottom Line: Peanut butter Jelly time!

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    • Marshal N.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Bummed.

    Pros: A fairly reasonable price.

    Cons: I only had issues with the drive from the first moment I tried installing it. It was recognized by the BIOS without issue, but no matter what I did it would freeze windows at startup whenever it was plugged in. After formatting with UBCD I was able to see it in windows, but it would have constant errors when trying to write. Had to RMA.

    Bottom Line: I've always had great luck when it came to Seagate and this is my first bum drive from them. In other places online I've seen people have similar issues with the 6TB version.

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    • Kevin L.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs Failures

    Pros: These are pretty cheap. If you can get a large number of them and format it with a reliable file system like BTRFS, ZFS, or ReFS, then your data is probably going to be safe relative to getting a pricier, but more reliable drive of a same capacity.

    Cons: Apparently, they have a high failure rate. Maybe I got a bad batch, but two out of the three drives that I bought less than 8 months ago have practically failed since my system doesn't boot properly with them plugged in. The last one is reporting a lot of hardware-corrected errors, but is still functional enough to read and write. All three of the drives reported temperatures about 9–20° C higher than the other drives in my case.

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    • michael r.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Storage Drive

    Pros: So far so good, just using it as storage and to edit 4k and 5k footage through a esata dock. Haven't had any problems and it seems to be fast enough.

    Cons: Not seen any yet but update if drive crashes or we start having issues.

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    • BRIAN A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Awesome

    Pros: I have zero issues with this drive as I have had no problems with Seagate drives. There are a lot of people out there who seemed to have issues with Seagate, I have not had any. Seagate is all I buy. I own about 6 drives from Seagate.

    Cons: Price!! Still too expensive.

    Bottom Line: Now watch me have issues since I said I haven't had any.

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    • Joseph N.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs STBD6000100 6 TB drive review

    Pros: Working fine now but read the "Other Thoughts" for the strange issue I had. Consistently getting 125 to 150 MB/sec transfer rates in real life and up to 200 MB/sec with HD Tune Pro.

    Cons: The mounting arrangement is not an issue in my enclosure so that is not a negative to me but others have complained about it so be sure and be aware of the particulars.

    Bottom Line: I bought one a number of months ago and the installation was one of the easiest I have had and has worked well so I recently bought two more and installed them and all seemed OK until I started to transfer data and it was excruciatingly slow. In some cases the write rates were in the single MB/s range when I was expecting at least 100 MB/s. I did some testing with HD Tune Pro and sure enough the first drive had test transfer rates of just under 200 MB/s for blocks of over 512 byte. And as expected the reads were slightly higher than the writes. And windows routinely reported real world sustained reads and writes of 120 to 145 MB/s.

    On the other hand the new drives reported extremely low write rates and HD Tune Pro also showed that while the read rate were around 150 MB/s the write rates peaked around 65-128 byte blocks at below 150 then fell from there to low double digits by 8192 bytes which is probably where most large files would be. I tried switching controllers and SATA ports and the results were nearly the same. In desperation I deleted the partitions with Windows' Disk Management, rebooted and then created new partition(s) and retested with HD Tune Pro and now they all preform nearly identically. I have no idea what happened the first time because I think I created the new disks, GPT and the partitions the same way with Disk Manager but they all doing well now. If anyone has any idea about what I experienced I would appreciate a note.

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    • Thomas W.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs So far, so good.

    Pros: Replaced 3 old 2tb disks and freed up space in my computer. Less heat too.

    Cons: The weird mounting holes, but on the bright side I was prepared for this having read the reviews before buying.

    Bottom Line: A few years ago I was leary of buying 2TB disks, but I've had several now for a few years without incident. I've had my share of DOA's, regardless of brand, but after replacement have a normal life expectancy. So far so good with this disk.

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    • Jon A.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs Failed SeaTools Long Generic

    Pros: Largest single Seagate internal drive currently available without removing the 8Gb drive from the Backup Plus enclosure; on sale for an ok price.

    Cons: Initialized as GPT, 1 partition, NTFS.Tested in an external sata docking bay. It felt and was running hot, 48C; most of my other Seagate drives run 36C, but it cooled ok with a fan directed at it. So I ran SeaTools for Windows, and it passed all the tests until I ran the Long Generic (8 hours), which it Failed. It cost $15 to return, and takes time.

    Bottom Line: Be sure to run the Long Generic test. I sometimes don't bother if the shorter tests pass, but something vaguely didn't sound/feel right about this drive. Now I will always run the Long Generic, or Fix All Long. It was double boxed nicely, but a hole was punched in the outer box, so maybe rough handling...

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