Average Bench: 93.5% (14th of 1015)

more Based on 3,277 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 6.4% 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 4.49MB/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 54.9%. 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 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,277 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.8 Read 161 213
125 Write 196 243
64.2 Mixed 101 125
107 SusWrite 163 213
114% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.5 4K Read 4.49 6.71
2.1 4K Write 3.12 3.5
0.79 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
358% 2.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 213 213 213 214 213 MB/s
Read 202
Write 236
Mixed 122
SusWrite 214
142% 194 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
392% 3.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 136 138 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 162
Write 202
Mixed 93
SusWrite 139
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
367% 2.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 144 144 139 147 144 MB/s
Read 135
Write 154
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 144
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
314% 2.53 MB/s
784GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 136 132 140 132 133 MB/s
Read 123
Write 154
Mixed 65
SusWrite 136
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
251% 2.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,768

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