Average Bench: 97.6% (6th of 1015)

more Based on 1,110 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 2.4% 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 4.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 6TB (2016) is 57.3%. 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 74.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,110 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 168 207
107 Write 172 213
46 Mixed 74.3 87.7
110 SusWrite 171 213
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.93 1.1
2.91 4K Write 4.87 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
208% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 1M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 217 208 214 216 214 MB/s
Read 209
Write 206
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 214
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
185% 1.83 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 192 199 203 200 193 MB/s
Read 205
Write 210
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 198
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.8
232% 2.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 187 197 193 191 189 MB/s
Read 187
Write 198
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 191
118% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
209% 2.3 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01M03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 182 190 195 190 190 MB/s
Read 182
Write 190
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 190
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.8
213% 2.17 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 124 123 123 121 121 MB/s
Read 117
Write 124
Mixed 59
SusWrite 122
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.8
190% 1.67 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 01.01M02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 124 123 122 122 124 MB/s
Read 114
Write 124
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 123
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.8
190% 1.63 MB/s
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Typical Gold 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X299 AORUS Gaming 7

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 Comments

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Excellent

5 months ago.

works like a clock, distributes torrents for several years


Excellent

2 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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