Average Bench: 99.7% (4th of 1015)

Based on 4,755 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 0.3% 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 4.94MB/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 54.4%. 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 75.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,755 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 173 211
118 Write 178 215
55.5 Mixed 75.9 88.1
108 SusWrite 173 214
109% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.3 4K Write 4.94 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
211% 2.21 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: 200 200 205 206 200 198 MB/s
Read 199
Write 175
Mixed 83
SusWrite 201
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.6
219% 2.57 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 200 203 198 191 196 MB/s
Read 170
Write 179
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 196
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
216% 2.13 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 190 192 183 196 192 MB/s
Read 168
Write 173
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 191
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
212% 2.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 139 146 144 144 139 MB/s
Read 133
Write 125
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 140
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
145% 1.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,205 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $2492 years
AmazonUS $27814 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,602

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

Added 3 years ago.

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best 200 dollar hdd


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