Average Bench: 91.9% (15th of 1015)

more Based on 4,360 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 8.0% 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 4.58MB/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 56.8%. 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 102MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 Read 150 213
128 Write 197 245
71.7 Mixed 102 127
110 SusWrite 168 215
114% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.1 4K Read 4.58 7.01
2.7 4K Write 3.19 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
364% 2.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 148 141 146 149 143 MB/s
Read 172
Write 236
Mixed 145
SusWrite 145
129% 175 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
361% 3.03 MB/s
958GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 149 146 149 148 149 MB/s
Read 160
Write 239
Mixed 120
SusWrite 149
123% 167 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
381% 3.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 158 158 157 158 159 MB/s
Read 116
Write 199
Mixed 103
SusWrite 159
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
374% 3.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 131 128 136 127 142 MB/s
Read 121
Write 229
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 134
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
242% 1.93 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 3,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $1,711

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