Average Bench: 106% (4th of 1010)

Based on 1,389 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD6002FZWX-0, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD6002FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD60 02FZWX-00GBGB0

Outstanding average bench

The WD Black 6TB (2016) averaged 5.9% higher 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 5.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 43.5%. 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 77.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 183 212
138 Write 189 217
58.3 Mixed 77.1 87.3
117 SusWrite 185 214
116% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3.38 4K Write 5.03 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
214% 2.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 211 215 216 215 214 MB/s
Read 210
Write 217
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 214
133% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.8
212% 2.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 182 188 186 189 MB/s
Read 199
Write 202
Mixed 77
SusWrite 186
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
216% 2.13 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 188 182 189 186 188 MB/s
Read 187
Write 197
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 186
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.9
219% 2.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,835,526 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
EbayUS $20212 mins
AmazonUS $2602 mins
BHPhotoUS $2607 hrs
NeweggUS $2602 month
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,594

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