Average Bench: 104% (4th of 1010)

Based on 2,189 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 3.8% 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 4.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 49.8%. 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 76.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,189 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 Read 179 212
131 Write 184 214
57.2 Mixed 76.5 87
113 SusWrite 182 214
113% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
2.97 4K Write 4.92 6.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
210% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 210 210 206 204 212 MB/s
Read 208
Write 200
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 208
126% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
208% 2.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 206 206 210 207 203 MB/s
Read 200
Write 210
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 206
127% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
210% 2.2 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 196 197 192 192 191 MB/s
Read 168
Write 167
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 193
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
184% 1.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
EbayUS $20036 mins
BHPhotoUS $2491 month
NeweggUS $2605 months
AmazonUS $26410 days
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,622

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $149Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
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