Average Bench: 109% (1st of 1002)

more Based on 773 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2V, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00ZHUA0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2015) averaged 8.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.65MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 210MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 44.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 773 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 168 216
152 Write 210 248
98.1 Mixed 159 205
134% 179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 3.65 7.44
0.49 4K Write 2.58 3.27
0.19 4K Mixed 0.29 0.4
233% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 195
Write 223
Mixed 145
140% 188 MB/s
4K Read 6.92
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.26
369% 3.32 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 216
Mixed 219
146% 193 MB/s
4K Read 2.26
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.31
176% 1.7 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 139
Mixed 130
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 6.26
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.34
344% 3.02 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,778,115 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 11,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,324

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