Average Bench: 96.8% (7th of 1015)

more Based on 3,987 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 3.2% 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 4.74MB/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 56.1%. 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 3,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 167 215
138 Write 202 246
67.5 Mixed 102 127
107 SusWrite 168 215
117% 160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.67 4K Read 4.74 7.2
2.23 4K Write 3.13 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
369% 2.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 198 195 197 197 198 MB/s
Read 165
Write 238
Mixed 115
SusWrite 193
130% 178 MB/s
4K Read 6.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
450% 3.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 180 183 182 182 182 MB/s
Read 157
Write 233
Mixed 118
SusWrite 183
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
394% 3.13 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 187 189 189 189 189 MB/s
Read 140
Write 219
Mixed 99.3
SusWrite 190
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 7.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
492% 3.9 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 132 125 133 130 115 MB/s
Read 138
Write 216
Mixed 102
SusWrite 125
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
391% 3.17 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 105 105 99 111 106 MB/s
Read 135
Write 175
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 107
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
385% 3.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,069,924 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,527

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