Average Bench: 105% (4th of 1010)

Based on 1,640 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 4.8% 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 5.02MB/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 45%. 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 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 182 214
137 Write 188 218
58 Mixed 77.2 87.5
114 SusWrite 182 214
115% 157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.3 4K Write 5.02 6.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
214% 2.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 210 209 216 207 211 MB/s
Read 198
Write 200
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 210
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.9
214% 1.9 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 209 210 210 203 212 MB/s
Read 196
Write 206
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 208
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
198% 2.27 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 210 217 203 209 208 MB/s
Read 188
Write 182
Mixed 75
SusWrite 209
119% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
212% 2.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $300 @ launch in Dec '16
BHPhotoUS $24911 hrs
AmazonUS $2605 mins
NeweggUS $2602 months
EbayUS $30434 mins
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Typical Black 6TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,603

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