Average Bench: 104% (4th of 1010)

Based on 2,531 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 4.0% 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 4.9MB/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 52.5%. 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 76.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,531 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 179 212
129 Write 185 215
54.3 Mixed 76.1 87
119 SusWrite 183 215
114% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
2.8 4K Write 4.9 6.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
209% 2.19 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: 220 217 207 214 217 220 MB/s
Read 214
Write 224
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 216
136% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1
232% 2.1 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 195 202 196 200 198 MB/s
Read 177
Write 180
Mixed 73
SusWrite 198
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
204% 2.3 MB/s
846GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 197 195 200 201 199 MB/s
Read 165
Write 187
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 199
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.9
217% 2.03 MB/s
622GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 130 131 136 133 131 MB/s
Read 184
Write 178
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 132
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
193% 2.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2493 months
NeweggUS $2607 months
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,611

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