Average Bench: 91.1% (21st of 1015)

more Based on 4,791 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 8.9% 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 4.61MB/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 55.7%. 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 103MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,791 samples)
Min Avg Max
83 Read 147 209
119 Write 198 245
69.8 Mixed 103 129
111 SusWrite 169 217
113% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.71 4K Read 4.61 7
2.6 4K Write 3.18 3.5
0.71 4K Mixed 1.01 1.1
362% 2.93 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: 199 191 190 192 193 193 MB/s
Read 209
Write 222
Mixed 119
SusWrite 193
136% 186 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
413% 3.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 149 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 205
Write 203
Mixed 110
SusWrite 152
123% 167 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
477% 3.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 141 142 142 142 142 MB/s
Read 178
Write 216
Mixed 106
SusWrite 143
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
402% 3.23 MB/s
598GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 151 151 152 153 152 MB/s
Read 137
Write 216
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 153
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
328% 2.7 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 3,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,668

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