|Item Height||1.03 inches|
|Item Width||4 inches|
|Hard Drive Size||6 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Mechanical Hard Disk|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7200 RPM|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Item model number||WD6003FZBX|
|Product Dimensions||14.7 x 10.16 x 2.61 cm; 716.68 Grams|
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Western Digital WD6003FZBX WD Black 3.5" PC Hard Disk Drive, 6TB, 7200 RPM, 256MB Cache
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WD Black 3.5-inch PC Hard Drives are designed to enhance the PC experience across higher intensity computing tasks for digital artists, video editors, photographers, and gamers. Western Digital’s Dynamic Cache Technology makes real-time optimizations in the allocation of cache between reads and writes to maximize performance based on the user’s specific workload. Combine a WD Black hard drive with a Western Digital SSD for a dual drive configuration that allows the operating system and critical applications to be stored on the SSD for further-enhanced system performance. When it comes to storing and editing your digital portfolio, look no further than WD Black 3.5-inch PC Hard Drives. Use the WD Black hard drives for storing large multimedia files including photos, videos, and games to get the best combination of performance and capacity. StableTrac Technology (on 2TB and greater models) enables more accurate tracking that improves the performance of both read and write operations. By securing the motor shaft, the impacts of system-induced vibrations from other components are reduced, leading to enhanced reliability.
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Using this for photo and video editing.
Therefore need speed and reliability as well as capacity.
This drive brings all of the above.
Performs very well so far.
As always tested with the WD tools.
Depending on the source I get around 280 MB/s.
Amazon.sg Prime delivery worked like a charm too, arriving in just under a week (though your experience may vary by a day or two).
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My new computer came with an SSD but I've replaced it with this because I need something fast that I can rely on - there are a myriad of things you can do to revive a Hard Disk, not a lot you can do when an SSD fails. The Western Digital Black is almost as quick booting as an SSD and there are lots of data recovery options for your important data. Bad sectors are very rare with WD drives in my experience, I've lost count of the number of Seagate drives I've had to return because of faults. A WD Black I bought 10 years ago is running bad-sector free. Doubt if any SSD will outlive it's guarantee by a factor of 2. 5 year warranty!
UPDATE 2: Nov 2020 - 15 months in and is still running perfect. No probs.
This review is for the 6 TB WD Black WD6003FZBX-00K5WB0
I'm using several WD Blacks in my current system, including:
2 TB WD Black WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0
3 TB WD Black WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0
5 TB WD Black WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0
and now this new 6 TB WD Black WD6003FZBX-00K5WB0
After installing the drive in my desktop PC, I initialized GPT and formatted NTFS in Win 10 Pro 1903. The binary / base 10 conversion left 5.45 TB usable, which is what I was expecting. I don't like to fill HDD's past 90 - 95 % capacity for overhead / drive optimization purposes, so I consider this roughly just over 5 TB's of usable drive. I knew this going in - no surprises there.
I was concerned pre-purchase by several consumer complaints (mostly 2017 / 2018) about excessive noise and grinding. I'm really baffled by this. For me this 6 TB is the quietest and fastest of the WD Black drives I own, with the 3 TB WD Black WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0 being easily the loudest, and the 5 TB WD Black WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0 being the second loudest. I can only guess that WD may have previously had a bad batch ? or they have refined the manufacture process to eliminate previous problems? I say that because this 6 TB WD Black shows a manufacture date of Dec 6 2018, so it could be a newer manufacture process. And putting it through it's paces in benches and real world tests it is not as loud as my other black drives.
In addition to the attached drive transfer speed pictures, the drive will reach burst transfer speeds in excess of 1 to 1.5 GB/s maintained for a few seconds, monitored in Win 10 Pro 1903. The average sustained transfer speed, now that the drive is 60 % full, tends to be anywhere form 155 - 170 MB/s. That's a rough average and is dependent on transfer source size, what else is being used, etc. Note the attached screenshots show benches at 0 % and 59 % full, showing some speed drop off - that's normal as the drive fills up, but it's still excellent performance for an HDD. These are not SSD speeds, but neither is this a 6TB SSD price. The price / performance here is a sweet spot for high capacity / performance uses like a video editing source content drive, or similar scenarios where this is a companion drive to an O/S and program SSD.
As the drive is less than a month old I can't comment on longevity but I'll update and report back if I find any problems. This drive has the standard 5 yr warranty offered on all WD black drives.
This drive runs a few degrees Celsius higher than my other WD Blacks but it's still well within spec. Under prolonged load it tends to run high 30's - while the others are mid 30's. This is in an airflow optimized Fractal Design R5 case with additional 140 mm Noctua fans cooling the well spaced drive stack.
I do a considerable amount of editing and this drive holds a lot of my footage. I'm using Win 10 Pro and Sony Vegas installed on a 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe. I have 20 + TB of data spread across two desktop systems and archival backup boxes. That said I'm still a hobby editor and for me it's still just not feasible to spend the thousands of dollars it would cost to switch 20 TB over to SSD's. But I am seriously considering buying two more of these because the real world performance is excellent - better than I expected actually. I wish they were cheaper, but in Canada it tends to normally run within $10 - $20 of it's closest rival, the 6 TB Pro 7200 rpm offering from the other guys at ***gate.
The system I'm testing with:
64 GB DDR4
Gigabyte Z390 Master mobo
MSI GTX 1080
750 W Gold PSU
4 x 7200 rpm HDD's
1 x 5400 rpm HDD
Win 10 Pro and programs on a 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe
10 / 10 would buy this drive again.
This hard drive came well packaged by Amazon and the original consumer boxing was good as well. Did not take long to arrive, other than the hard drive there really isn't much else that comes with it so don't expect any installation instructions (although very easy to, or very easy to find instructions online). Hard drive runs smoothly and due to a few other reviews suggesting it would be somewhat noisy I was very satisfied to find out that it is actually rather quiet. Runs programs smoothly and has certainly improved my boot up/loading times. Very happy and the warranty is very good as well.
However, they are quite loud when reading/writing data which can sometimes be distracting. It is also sometimes loud when idle which is strange.
I purchased the 4TB model and use it specifically for gaming (I moved my steam, origin, and GOG libraries to the new hard drive).
Overall I'd recommend this hard drive for gaming if the noise issue isn't a problem for you. I don't really hear it when I'm gaming or watching films etc as the sound of the game is usually loud enough to cover the hard drive sound.
I also checked the hard drive for bad sectors etc. When I received it. All was good!