Average Bench: 108% (2nd of 984)

Based on 292 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD6002FZWX-0, WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBGB0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2016) averaged 8.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 185MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 292 samples)
Min Avg Max
148 Read 193 216
138 Write 185 208
121 Mixed 175 200
139% 184 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 0.91 1.05
2.28 4K Write 3.7 4.74
0.33 4K Mixed 0.5 0.66
162% 1.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 210
Write 200
Mixed 198
153% 203 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 4.45
4K Mixed 0.53
184% 2 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 200
Mixed 193
149% 198 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 3.72
4K Mixed 0.43
159% 1.72 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 187
Write 185
Mixed 181
139% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 4.34
4K Mixed 0.46
170% 1.91 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 150
Mixed 171
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.56
150% 1.36 MB/s
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 140%
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Workstation
Workstation 137%
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Motherboard: MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A95)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,484

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