Average Bench: 99.3% (6th of 1015)

Based on 3,129 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 0.6% 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 4.64MB/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 55.2%. 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 73.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,129 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.9 Read 172 214
106 Write 176 216
51.5 Mixed 73.9 86.3
109 SusWrite 173 213
108% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.98 1.1
2.89 4K Write 4.64 6.21
0.49 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
205% 2.11 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: 207 214 211 219 206 215 MB/s
Read 201
Write 206
Mixed 87
SusWrite 212
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
200% 2.23 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 206 207 204 204 203 MB/s
Read 194
Write 202
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 205
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.8
247% 2.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,913 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $24911 months
AmazonUS $30018 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,589

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