Average Bench: 114% (1st of 979)

more Based on 266 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2V, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHU

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2015) averaged 13.9% 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 4.45MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 218MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 39.7%. 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 0.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 178MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 266 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 178 217
151 Write 218 249
117 Mixed 171 213
142% 189 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.01 4K Read 4.45 7.3
0.7 4K Write 2.73 3.25
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.4
269% 2.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 209
Write 246
Mixed 201
164% 218 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.23
142% 1.58 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 189
Write 213
Mixed 176
144% 192 MB/s
4K Read 4.39
4K Write 2.94
4K Mixed 0.28
269% 2.54 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 153
Write 210
Mixed 174
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 4.08
4K Write 2.83
4K Mixed 0.29
255% 2.4 MB/s
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Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $985

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