Average Bench: 97.9% (8th of 1010)

more Based on 1,902 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 2.1% 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 4.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 58.4%. 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 111MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,902 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 165 215
126 Write 202 248
70.1 Mixed 111 186
105 SusWrite 168 216
119% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.73 4K Read 4.43 7.22
1.61 4K Write 3.02 3.5
0.25 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
340% 2.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 194 194 193 194 195 MB/s
Read 210
Write 234
Mixed 119
SusWrite 195
139% 189 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
441% 3.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 192 194 194 194 195 MB/s
Read 208
Write 236
Mixed 120
SusWrite 195
139% 190 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
439% 3.53 MB/s
5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 172 172 171 164 169 MB/s
Read 172
Write 178
Mixed 106
SusWrite 170
115% 156 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
342% 2.7 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 188 196 190 183 194 MB/s
Read 130
Write 175
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 190
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,468,350 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $4744 months
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 11,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,128

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