Average Bench: 97.9% (8th of 1015)

more Based on 2,368 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 2.1% 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 4.61MB/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 54.5%. 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 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 167 211
146 Write 203 246
71.4 Mixed 103 126
113 SusWrite 173 216
118% 161 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.84 4K Read 4.61 7
2.5 4K Write 3.16 3.5
0.7 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%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 143 143 144 144 143 MB/s
Read 187
Write 220
Mixed 104
SusWrite 144
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
392% 3.1 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 194 194 189 151 125 MB/s
Read 109
Write 194
Mixed 106
SusWrite 176
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
332% 2.73 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 133 133 133 133 132 MB/s
Read 149
Write 231
Mixed 116
SusWrite 134
116% 157 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
395% 3.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,071,301 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Jun '15
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Typical Black 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,770

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