Average Bench: 100% (5th of 1015)

Based on 2,782 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 0.5% 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 4.82MB/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 56.6%. 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 75.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,782 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.2 Read 174 217
106 Write 179 217
52 Mixed 75.3 87.5
111 SusWrite 175 215
110% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
2.88 4K Write 4.82 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
209% 2.17 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: 210 209 210 205 209 210 MB/s
Read 207
Write 204
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 209
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.6 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 191 208 212 208 209 MB/s
Read 197
Write 186
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 205
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
194% 2.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 173 182 177 180 176 MB/s
Read 162
Write 169
Mixed 77
SusWrite 178
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.5
203% 2.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2499 months
AmazonUS $3006 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 132%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,288

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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