Average Bench: 99.9% (4th of 1015)

Based on 3,554 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 0.1% 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 4.95MB/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 75.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,554 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 172 212
110 Write 176 216
55.8 Mixed 75.5 87.2
110 SusWrite 175 215
109% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3.2 4K Write 4.95 6.4
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%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 208 210 214 208 210 MB/s
Read 192
Write 211
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 210
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.9
252% 2.67 MB/s
388GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 126 125 121 123 MB/s
Read 130
Write 118
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 123
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,248,684 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $24917 months
AmazonUS $33011 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 119%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $315

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,618

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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