Average Bench: 97.8% (6th of 1015)

Based on 6,443 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 2.1% 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 4.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 56.3%. 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 74.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 169MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 169 212
113 Write 173 214
53.8 Mixed 74.7 87.8
109 SusWrite 171 214
107% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
2.8 4K Write 4.82 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
208% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 212 219 210 217 213 MB/s
Read 214
Write 218
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 214
134% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
216% 2.3 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 187 197 194 192 187 MB/s
Read 176
Write 191
Mixed 79
SusWrite 192
116% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
208% 1.83 MB/s
620GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 145 140 139 143 146 MB/s
Read 215
Write 218
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 143
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.8
247% 2.7 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Dec '16
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Gaming
Gaming 184%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 201%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $460

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,356

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