Average Bench: 96.9% (9th of 1010)

more Based on 2,364 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 3.1% 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 4.62MB/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 54.7%. 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 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 166 213
133 Write 201 248
68.5 Mixed 101 125
108 SusWrite 170 216
117% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.79 4K Read 4.62 7.2
2.3 4K Write 3.14 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%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 213 213 214 214 213 MB/s
Read 209
Write 248
Mixed 104
SusWrite 214
142% 194 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
468% 3.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 171 170 170 170 172 MB/s
Read 180
Write 210
Mixed 103
SusWrite 172
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
417% 3.3 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 137 136 137 137 137 MB/s
Read 139
Write 217
Mixed 101
SusWrite 138
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
391% 3.17 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $4746 months
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 1,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $474

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,834

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