Average Bench: 71.8% (108th of 984)

more Based on 662 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, 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-89NZ6Y0

Good average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 28.1% 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 1.93MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 48.8%. 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 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 662 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Read 126 167
79.2 Write 125 163
74.5 Mixed 116 154
91.8% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.59 0.87
0.81 4K Write 1.93 2.67
0.14 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
84.6% 0.91 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 147
Write 157
Mixed 135
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.21
95% 1.1 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 140
Write 149
Mixed 119
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.21
4K Mixed 0.07
14% 0.11 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.4
Write 103
Mixed 94.8
71% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.28
84% 0.89 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.8
Write 85.9
Mixed 63.8
61% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.21
80% 0.92 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.2
Write 85.7
Mixed 63
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.03
7% 0.05 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.7
Write 85.3
Mixed 87.3
65% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.77 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 79.3
Write 72.6
Mixed 75
57% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.67 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.9
Write 28.6
Mixed 96.8
55% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 0.68
4K Mixed 0.15
39% 0.35 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $399

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,674

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