Average Bench: 69.9% (117th of 979)

more Based on 489 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40 PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 30.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 489 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 Read 123 157
77.5 Write 121 155
74.6 Mixed 114 148
89.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.6 0.83
0.7 4K Write 1.88 2.58
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
84.5% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 163
Write 146
Mixed 142
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.54
4K Mixed 0.09
25% 0.25 MB/s
914GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 129
Write 107
Mixed 108
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.16
27% 0.19 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 115
Write 115
Mixed 113
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.17
36% 0.32 MB/s
726GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 86.2
Mixed 95
69% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.21
77% 0.76 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 69.9
Mixed 71.3
58% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.19
90% 1.01 MB/s
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Gaming 113%
Desktop 116%
Workstation 101%

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $569

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,899

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