Average Bench: 99.9% (4th of 1015)

Based on 5,651 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 0.0% 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 4.97MB/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 52.2%. 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 76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 174 212
119 Write 178 216
57.3 Mixed 76 87.4
108 SusWrite 173 214
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.2 4K Write 4.97 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
211% 2.22 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: 218 221 199 221 219 224 MB/s
Read 208
Write 200
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 217
130% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.9
258% 2.73 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 193 204 206 205 191 MB/s
Read 201
Write 202
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 201
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.5
220% 2.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 172 168 174 169 174 MB/s
Read 188
Write 200
Mixed 85
SusWrite 171
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 173 174 169 178 177 MB/s
Read 167
Write 165
Mixed 73.1
SusWrite 175
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.7
227% 2.5 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 172 180 184 186 180 MB/s
Read 151
Write 165
Mixed 75
SusWrite 181
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
212% 1.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,630,680 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2492 years
AmazonUS $2781 month
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 22,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 179%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 207%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $330

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,600

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

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best 200 dollar hdd


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