WD Black 6TB Review (WD6001FZWX) – Larger Capacity Faster Performance HDD

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WD Black 6TB Benchmark Results

ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark is a popular disk benchmark tool used to test hard drives, SSD drives, HBAs, RAID Adapters and Storage Controllers. It measures the storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Most of the time it returns the highest possible read/write speed compared to most benchmarking tools for storage.

WD Black 6TB ATTO Disk Benchmark

HD Tune Pro
HD Tune Pro is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive’s performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), and securely erase all data and much more.

WD Black 6TB HD Tune Read Benchmark

WD Black 6TB HD Tune Write Benchmark

WD Black 6TB HD Tune File Benchmark

Anvil’s Storage Utility
Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and writer performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. It helps you monitor and check the response time of your unit as well as view the system information collected using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

WD Black 6TB Anvil Storage Compressible Benchmark

WD Black 6TB Anvil Storage Mixed Benchmark

WD Black 6TB Anvil Storage Incompressible Benchmark

PCMark 8 – Storage Test
The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark tests the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. It can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

WD Black 6TB PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark

The resulting numbers from testing the WD Black 6TB is surprisingly high for a hard disk drive. You don’t normally get above 200MB/s of sequential read and write speed from a hard drive. But the 6TB Black was able to reach it without any problem. I’ll explain more in the conclusion part of this review on the next page.

The WD Black 6TB is available at:
For US readers, visit B&H Photo Video here, or Newegg here.
For UK readers, it’s available on Amazon UK here.
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