Average Bench: 104% (6th of 1010)

more Based on 295 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B1, WDC WD6002FRYZ-0, WD WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B1

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 6TB (2016) averaged 3.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.53MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 6TB (2016) is 45.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 178MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 295 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 183 214
123 Write 178 211
78.4 Mixed 154 200
134 SusWrite 190 216
130% 176 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.9 1.08
2.28 4K Write 3.86 5.64
0.29 4K Mixed 0.53 0.8
168% 1.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 215 212 214 212 215 MB/s
Read 207
Write 216
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 214
132% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
210% 2.07 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 197 201 198 204 197 MB/s
Read 202
Write 209
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 200
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.9
227% 2.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 183 184 189 189 184 MB/s
Read 180
Write 193
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 186
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.33 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 156 158 152 157 MB/s
Read 184
Write 200
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 155
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
223% 2.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,567,331 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 92%
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Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $954

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11 months ago.

Even if the WD Black is faster when reading, the failure rate extem is high. WD Gold T6 slightly more expensive than conventional WD HDD, but the operating time makes it all back again, the warranty is much better, so only suitable for workstations and servers.

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