Average Bench: 106% (3rd of 1010)

more Based on 1,105 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 6.2% 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 3.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 58.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 164MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 168 217
139 Write 210 248
83.3 Mixed 149 201
90.7 SusWrite 164 218
128% 173 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 3.98 7.45
0.53 4K Write 2.68 3.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.46 1.1
266% 2.37 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 190 175 180 180 179 MB/s
Read 224
Write 225
Mixed 121
SusWrite 181
138% 188 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
507% 4.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 193 195 196 196 196 MB/s
Read 154
Write 235
Mixed 117
SusWrite 196
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
468% 3.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,176,083 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $4746 days
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,091 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,858

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