Average Bench: 101% (6th of 1015)

Based on 2,605 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 1.2% 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 4.89MB/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 57.4%. 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 76.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,605 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 176 217
117 Write 180 220
51.8 Mixed 76.2 89
104 SusWrite 175 215
111% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 1 1.1
3.11 4K Write 4.89 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
211% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 218 216 211 219 218 MB/s
Read 202
Write 204
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 217
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.9
216% 1.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 152 148 147 150 152 MB/s
Read 194
Write 194
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 149
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
208% 2.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,420,016 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2497 months
AmazonUS $30022 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 821 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 145%
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Workstation
Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 127% - Outstanding Total price: $1,239

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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $252Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $728SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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