Average Bench: 99.8% (6th of 1015)

Based on 3,382 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 0.2% 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 4.77MB/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 52.5%. 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 74.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 171 211
116 Write 176 215
51.7 Mixed 74.4 87
109 SusWrite 176 213
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3.01 4K Write 4.77 6.3
0.41 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
207% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 206 205 195 204 207 MB/s
Read 204
Write 204
Mixed 77
SusWrite 204
125% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.5
212% 2.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 178 187 191 188 192 MB/s
Read 187
Write 191
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 186
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
186% 1.97 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 173 182 170 170 176 MB/s
Read 118
Write 186
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 174
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1.3 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 141 145 145 149 167 MB/s
Read 124
Write 132
Mixed 64
SusWrite 152
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
180% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $24913 months
AmazonUS $3001 month
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,645

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