Average Bench: 71.7% (104th of 984)

more Based on 808 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64N, WDC WD40PURX-78NZ6Y0, WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40 PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0

Good average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 28.2% 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 1.95MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 48.6%. 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 0.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 808 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Read 125 168
79.4 Write 125 163
73.3 Mixed 116 154
91.7% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.6 0.88
0.9 4K Write 1.95 2.68
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.27
85.2% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 157
Mixed 134
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.04 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 147
Write 150
Mixed 144
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.25
119% 1.34 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 145
Mixed 82.2
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.28
83% 0.73 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 140
Mixed 125
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.23
97% 1.04 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 132
Write 135
Mixed 123
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 0.84 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 117
Mixed 102
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.19
61% 0.6 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 116
Write 106
Mixed 110
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.09
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.13
28% 0.26 MB/s
474GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.5
Write 116
Mixed 125
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.77 MB/s
665GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.9
Write 92.3
Mixed 93.7
71% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.15
58% 0.55 MB/s
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,954

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