Average Bench: 91.6% (16th of 1015)

more Based on 5,447 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 8.4% 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 4.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2015) is 57.6%. 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. Sequential Read Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.1 Read 152 209
113 Write 197 246
63.7 Mixed 103 128
107 SusWrite 165 217
113% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.7 4K Read 4.71 7
2.4 4K Write 3.17 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.1
366% 2.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 193 195 194 193 193 MB/s
Read 158
Write 217
Mixed 106
SusWrite 195
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
456% 3.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 196 200 197 198 199 MB/s
Read 134
Write 181
Mixed 104
SusWrite 199
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
306% 2.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 109 124 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 170
Write 247
Mixed 130
SusWrite 117
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
509% 4.17 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 115 117 114 124 132 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 159
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 121
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
263% 2.07 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 1,403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,289

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