Average Bench: 106% (3rd of 1002)

Based on 1,123 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 6.0% 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 3.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
142 Read 189 215
136 Write 181 212
126 Mixed 172 199
136% 181 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.61 4K Read 0.89 1.03
2.65 4K Write 3.79 4.77
0.33 4K Mixed 0.5 0.65
164% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 181
Mixed 192
142% 189 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 3.23
4K Mixed 0.53
155% 1.54 MB/s
766GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 159
Mixed 163
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 3.64
4K Mixed 0.46
158% 1.68 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,727,707 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
AmazonUS $2292 mins
NeweggUS $2356 hrs
BHPhotoUS $2391 hr
EbayUS $2749 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 129%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,598

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