Average Bench: 69.5% (118th of 979)

Based on 364 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 30.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.87MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 113MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 41.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 364 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 122 154
76.8 Write 120 153
72.4 Mixed 113 146
88.9% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.81
0.59 4K Write 1.87 2.56
0.15 4K Mixed 0.23 0.28
85.1% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 138
Write 91.2
Mixed 139
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.14
65% 0.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 111
Write 95.1
Mixed 90.9
74% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.26
94% 0.95 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 78.3
Mixed 74.9
59% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.24
80% 0.88 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,461,541 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 - $148

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