Average Bench: 96.5% (9th of 1015)

more Based on 2,823 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 3.4% 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 4.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 53.6%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,823 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 168 214
142 Write 202 246
67.5 Mixed 103 126
109 SusWrite 167 217
117% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.7 4K Read 4.63 7
2.58 4K Write 3.17 3.5
0.78 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
366% 2.94 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: 177 172 172 172 172 172 MB/s
Read 206
Write 243
Mixed 129
SusWrite 173
138% 188 MB/s
4K Read 6.2
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
445% 3.6 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 152 153 154 154 152 MB/s
Read 148
Write 161
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 154
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
316% 2.57 MB/s
544GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 117 112 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 174
Write 246
Mixed 132
SusWrite 112
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
466% 3.77 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 162 155 155 156 156 MB/s
Read 111
Write 188
Mixed 105
SusWrite 156
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
346% 2.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,873

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