Average Bench: 108% (1st of 1002)

more Based on 831 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 8.1% 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 3.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 208MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 43.7%. 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 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 831 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 168 214
152 Write 208 248
98.5 Mixed 160 204
134% 179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.68 4K Read 3.69 7.26
0.49 4K Write 2.52 3.27
0.19 4K Mixed 0.3 0.4
234% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 232
Mixed 117
125% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.86
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.34
165% 1.63 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 203
Write 185
Mixed 195
147% 195 MB/s
4K Read 6.67
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.19
308% 2.45 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 186
Mixed 30.2
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 6.49
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.25
311% 2.47 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 190
Write 164
Mixed 180
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.42
4K Mixed 0.19
212% 1.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,216,749 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $4431 month
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,482 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $404

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,942

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