Average Bench: 114% (1st of 983)

more Based on 409 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 14.0% 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 4.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 218MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 41.3%. 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 409 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 178 217
159 Write 218 248
113 Mixed 169 207
141% 188 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.42 4K Read 4.24 7.32
0.68 4K Write 2.7 3.31
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.38
260% 2.41 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 179
Write 241
Mixed 190
153% 204 MB/s
4K Read 4.01
4K Write 2.82
4K Mixed 0.23
245% 2.35 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 189
Write 214
Mixed 196
151% 200 MB/s
4K Read 6.78
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.31
368% 3.28 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 212
Mixed 163
140% 187 MB/s
4K Read 2.03
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.27
168% 1.73 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 192
Write 165
Mixed 141
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 4.15
4K Write 2.81
4K Mixed 0.32
260% 2.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 159
Mixed 133
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 3.68
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.2
218% 2.05 MB/s
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 1,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $524

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,784

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