Average Bench: 94.2% (11th of 1015)

more Based on 3,031 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2V, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD6001FZWX-0, WDC WD6001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00ZHUA0

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2015) averaged just 5.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 54.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,031 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 163 213
130 Write 198 245
62.9 Mixed 101 127
108 SusWrite 164 214
115% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.62 4K Read 4.56 6.7
2.32 4K Write 3.14 3.5
0.71 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
362% 2.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 197 198 198 198 198 MB/s
Read 195
Write 215
Mixed 115
SusWrite 198
133% 181 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
370% 3.03 MB/s
4.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 186 178 165 191 182 MB/s
Read 200
Write 243
Mixed 119
SusWrite 181
136% 186 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
371% 2.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,634 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,742

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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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