Average Bench: 108% (1st of 1002)

Based on 900 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 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 3.71MB/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 33.9%. 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 900 samples)
Min Avg Max
150 Read 192 216
144 Write 185 210
128 Mixed 174 200
138% 184 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.91 1.03
2.55 4K Write 3.71 4.79
0.33 4K Mixed 0.5 0.66
162% 1.71 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 205
Write 196
Mixed 184
146% 195 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 4.67
4K Mixed 0.45
166% 1.94 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 194
Mixed 179
143% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 4.52
4K Mixed 0.28
130% 1.72 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 156
Mixed 148
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.62
161% 1.47 MB/s
585GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 133
Mixed 124
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.15
77% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,794,611 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
EbayUS $23911 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,262 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,681

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