Average Bench: 97.5% (8th of 1015)

more Based on 2,653 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 2.4% 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 4.6MB/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 53.8%. 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 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 167 211
144 Write 203 246
70.2 Mixed 102 125
113 SusWrite 172 217
118% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.7 4K Read 4.6 6.9
2.7 4K Write 3.18 3.5
0.76 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%
956GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 133 145 140 140 140 MB/s
Read 167
Write 205
Mixed 140
SusWrite 140
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
404% 3.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 100.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 200
Write 237
Mixed 120
SusWrite 62.7
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
473% 3.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,354,586 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,819

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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