Average Bench: 110% (1st of 984)

Based on 561 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 9.9% 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 3.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 32%. 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 188MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 561 samples)
Min Avg Max
159 Read 195 216
149 Write 188 211
136 Mixed 179 202
141% 187 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.68 4K Read 0.93 1.04
2.59 4K Write 3.74 4.73
0.35 4K Mixed 0.51 0.67
165% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 205
Mixed 194
151% 200 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 3.26
4K Mixed 0.59
166% 1.61 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 207
Write 195
Mixed 147
136% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 5.83
4K Mixed 0.58
213% 2.46 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 188
Mixed 158
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.42
118% 1.21 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,814,984 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
AmazonUS $22513 mins
BHPhotoUS $2291 hr
NeweggUS $2306 hrs
EbayUS $23017 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 7,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 126%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,593

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