Average Bench: 94.9% (11th of 1015)

more Based on 4,004 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD60 01FZWX-00A2V, 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 5.1% 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 4.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 58%. 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 162MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 4,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 162 214
137 Write 200 246
69.7 Mixed 101 127
110 SusWrite 167 214
116% 158 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.94 4K Read 4.6 7.06
2.5 4K Write 3.15 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.01 1.1
363% 2.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 215 206 222 216 217 MB/s
Read 210
Write 250
Mixed 126
SusWrite 216
147% 201 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
483% 3.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 167 168 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 159
Write 198
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 169
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
350% 2.77 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 155 167 159 158 157 MB/s
Read 159
Write 247
Mixed 116
SusWrite 160
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
431% 3.47 MB/s
4,004 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,991,356 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2894 months
EbayUS $2969 secs
Send price feedback
Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,436

Popular Black 6TB (2015) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

6 months ago.

good 200 dollar hdd


Your
opinion?
1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $208Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback