Average Bench: 106% (4th of 1010)

Based on 1,326 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD6002FZWX-0, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBGB0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2016) averaged 6.3% 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 4.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 41.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,326 samples)
Min Avg Max
135 Read 186 215
127 Write 184 215
70.2 Mixed 128 197
128 SusWrite 188 216
126% 172 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.64 4K Read 0.93 1.1
2.81 4K Write 4.35 6.3
0.37 4K Mixed 0.61 0.9
187% 1.96 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 212 217 215 216 212 MB/s
Read 206
Write 213
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 214
130% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
216% 2.13 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 188 191 198 198 189 MB/s
Read 188
Write 187
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 193
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
199% 2.03 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 178 135 183 201 200 MB/s
Read 194
Write 129
Mixed 73
SusWrite 182
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.8
201% 1.83 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 186 187 183 183 MB/s
Read 173
Write 178
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 185
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.6
197% 2.17 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 182 180 185 183 182 MB/s
Read 142
Write 191
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 183
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
171% 1.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,624,361 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
AmazonUS $26013 mins
BHPhotoUS $2602 hrs
NeweggUS $2603 hrs
EbayUS $26519 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,498

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