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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 199 206 201 202 201 MB/s
Read 164
Write 240
Mixed 125
SusWrite 203
134% 183 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
373% 3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 151 148 147 144 153 MB/s
Read 178
Write 208
Mixed 99.6
SusWrite 149
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
372% 3.03 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 101 110 105 105 104 MB/s
Read 133
Write 216
Mixed 101
SusWrite 106
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
395% 3.2 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $122

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $941

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