Average Bench: 98% (6th of 1015)

Based on 6,414 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 2.0% 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 4.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 6TB (2016) is 56.8%. 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 74.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 170 212
113 Write 173 215
54.2 Mixed 74.5 87.6
109 SusWrite 171 214
107% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
2.8 4K Write 4.79 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
207% 2.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 201 205 209 198 203 MB/s
Read 204
Write 198
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 202
126% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.4
194% 2.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 170 179 170 172 167 MB/s
Read 159
Write 149
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 170
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 122 126 121 123 119 MB/s
Read 197
Write 213
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 122
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.9
257% 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 45,949,433 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Dec '16
AmazonUS $24018 mins
BHPhotoUS $2493 years
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,497

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

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best 200 dollar hdd


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