Average Bench: 114% - 0th / 979

more Based on 227 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 4.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 218MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 41.2%. 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 227 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 178 216
150 Write 218 248
120 Mixed 171 210
142% 189 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 4.53 7.47
1.84 4K Write 2.78 3.3
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.39
274% 2.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 244
Mixed 168
151% 202 MB/s
4K Read 5.89
4K Write 2.91
4K Mixed 0.28
331% 3.03 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 202
Write 226
Mixed 205
159% 211 MB/s
4K Read 7.39
4K Write 3.42
4K Mixed 0.43
419% 3.75 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 216
Write 186
Mixed 174
144% 192 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.61
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 0.71 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,108,680 HDDs tested.

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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 6,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $998

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