Average Bench: 99.7% (4th of 1015)

more Based on 1,223 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5B1, WDC WD60 02FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD6002FRYZ-0, WD WD6002FRYZ-01WD5, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B0, WDC WD6002FRYZ-01WD5B1

Excellent average bench

The WD Gold 6TB (2016) averaged just 0.2% lower 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 4.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 6TB (2016) is 57.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.94MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 172 209
108 Write 174 216
56.1 Mixed 75.9 88.8
110 SusWrite 174 213
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.94 1.1
3 4K Write 4.92 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 1
211% 2.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 215 206 215 211 214 MB/s
Read 202
Write 208
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 212
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 2.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 195 192 185 188 189 MB/s
Read 194
Write 201
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 191
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
215% 2.33 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 188 180 176 185 187 MB/s
Read 195
Write 192
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 183
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.8
229% 2.37 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 204 199 197 199 200 MB/s
Read 169
Write 175
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 200
113% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1
219% 1.9 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 166 166 161 162 166 MB/s
Read 166
Write 178
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 164
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.8
244% 2.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 148 152 147 149 151 MB/s
Read 162
Write 178
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 149
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
219% 2.37 MB/s
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Typical Gold 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 29,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $161

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,107

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 Comments

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Excellent

8 months ago.

works like a clock, distributes torrents for several years


Excellent

3 years 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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