Average Bench: 69.6% (115th of 979)

Based on 406 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 30.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 113MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 406 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 122 154
77.8 Write 121 154
73.4 Mixed 113 146
89.1% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.61 0.81
0.65 4K Write 1.88 2.58
0.15 4K Mixed 0.23 0.28
85.2% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 136
Mixed 136
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.2
100% 1.15 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 143
Mixed 106
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.19
81% 0.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 132
Mixed 128
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.24
86% 0.86 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 106
Mixed 108
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
95% 1.02 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.4
Write 103
Mixed 98.5
75% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.62 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 52.4
Write 86.7
Mixed 63.8
51% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.05
21% 0.27 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $807

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