Western Digital Black WD6001FZWX 6TB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Crystal Disk Mark is an important benchmark, because it tests the input/output operations per second capability of the storage device. As you can see in our charts above, compared against a few select drives; namely, hard drives from HGST, Seagate, and Western Digital, along with a mainstream MX200 500GB SSD from Crucial, the 7,200RPM Western Digital Black WD6001FZWX 6TB was a star once again. It was obviously no contest against the Crucial SSD, but neither is the SSD's capacity against this 6TB monster. For a drive of this caliber, these results were excellent, where it was reminiscent of the Red Pro 6TB, another 7,200RPM drive with five 1.2TB platters from Western Digital. Like all HDDs in the presence of an SSD, it was blown away in the 4K and 4K QD32 results. That said, the WD6001FZWX posted class leading results, along with its Red Pro 6TB cousin, in these areas compared to other mechanical disks; delivering a noticeable advantage over everybody else. Generally speaking, we can see while the WD Red Pro 6TB performs a little better in linear tests, in a case where high IOPS are needed, the WD Black 6TB retains the performance crown. I will let you take a look at the results in our comparison graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Conclusion