Average Bench: 103% (4th of 1015)

Based on 2,477 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 3.2% 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 4.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 49%. 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.99MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Read 178 216
127 Write 184 220
57.6 Mixed 76.6 88.9
114 SusWrite 181 216
113% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.84 4K Read 0.99 1.1
3.19 4K Write 4.95 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
212% 2.22 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: 200 204 201 198 201 203 MB/s
Read 195
Write 205
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 201
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.7
225% 2.47 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 204 198 202 199 198 MB/s
Read 164
Write 168
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 200
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.7
236% 2.67 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2495 months
NeweggUS $2609 months
AmazonUS $29815 days
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $1,297

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

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