Average Bench: 104% (5th of 1010)

more Based on 356 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B1, WDC WD6002FRYZ-0, WD WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B1

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 6TB (2016) averaged 3.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 6TB (2016) is 46.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 356 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Read 183 215
122 Write 179 213
67.7 Mixed 141 198
134 SusWrite 187 216
127% 172 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.91 1.09
2.37 4K Write 4.01 6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.57 0.82
175% 1.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 212 217 220 208 209 MB/s
Read 218
Write 212
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 213
133% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
199% 2.2 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 209 213 220 211 208 MB/s
Read 204
Write 211
Mixed 90
SusWrite 213
131% 180 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.8
226% 2.37 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 209 211 203 213 212 MB/s
Read 194
Write 200
Mixed 82
SusWrite 210
125% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.8
234% 2.47 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 196 198 190 188 192 MB/s
Read 184
Write 192
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 193
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.7
232% 2.6 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 186 186 185 189 190 MB/s
Read 187
Write 189
Mixed 82
SusWrite 187
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.8
241% 2.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 125 130 129 129 126 MB/s
Read 160
Write 174
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 128
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
202% 1.93 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 184 177 170 178 150 MB/s
Read 90.6
Write 199
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 170
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.53 MB/s
586GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 145 139 143 145 MB/s
Read 106
Write 110
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 144
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.7
199% 2 MB/s
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Typical Gold 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $890

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 Comments

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Excellent

13 months ago.

Even if the WD Black is faster when reading, the failure rate extem is high. WD Gold T6 slightly more expensive than conventional WD HDD, but the operating time makes it all back again, the warranty is much better, so only suitable for workstations and servers.


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