Average Bench: 98.9% (6th of 1015)

Based on 4,607 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD6002FZWX-0, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBGB0

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2016) averaged just 1.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 6TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 56.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 6TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 75.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 172 213
110 Write 176 217
51.7 Mixed 75.5 87.1
106 SusWrite 172 215
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
2.9 4K Write 4.86 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
210% 2.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 199 196 203 204 201 MB/s
Read 203
Write 217
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 201
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.9
264% 2.83 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 183 175 178 184 186 MB/s
Read 172
Write 180
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 182
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.5
216% 2.63 MB/s
810GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 194 197 191 180 178 MB/s
Read 154
Write 177
Mixed 61
SusWrite 190
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 166 165 162 165 MB/s
Read 173
Write 181
Mixed 66
SusWrite 165
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.6
190% 1.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 166 161 169 163 166 MB/s
Read 170
Write 174
Mixed 81
SusWrite 165
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.8
208% 2.03 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $24921 months
AmazonUS $3007 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,611

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WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC and power users...

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