Average Bench: 115% - 1st / 966

more Based on 188 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 14.6% 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 4.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 219MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 44.8%. 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 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 188 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 179 224
149 Write 219 249
111 Mixed 171 215
142% 190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.61 4K Read 4.41 7.56
1.85 4K Write 2.81 3.31
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.39
269% 2.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 202
Write 234
Mixed 192
157% 209 MB/s
4K Read 5.62
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.34
324% 2.91 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 175
Write 249
Mixed 182
152% 202 MB/s
4K Read 7.49
4K Write 2.95
4K Mixed 0.37
408% 3.61 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,794,389 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $269.991 hr ago.
EbayUS $269.991 hr ago.
BHPhotoUS $279.0015 hrs ago.
NeweggUS $279.002 hrs ago.
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 135%
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Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 110%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $561

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,983

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