Average Bench: 71.2% (122nd of 1002)

more Based on 1,324 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 28.8% 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 1.91MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 115MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 47%. 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 1,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 124 165
77.5 Write 124 167
74.7 Mixed 115 153
91.1% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.6 0.87
0.47 4K Write 1.91 2.67
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.27
84.7% 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 176
Write 165
Mixed 149
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.81
4K Mixed 0.28
119% 1.32 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 138
Write 150
Mixed 134
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.25
112% 1.23 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 131
Mixed 119
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.81 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 121
Mixed 107
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.23
80% 0.89 MB/s
622GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.9
Write 145
Mixed 100
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.76 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 119
Mixed 112
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
88% 0.93 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 78
Mixed 77.7
74% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.34
4K Mixed 0.24
56% 0.38 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
4KALIGNED
Read 94.4
Write 89.2
Mixed 87
68% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.02
4K Write 0.16
4K Mixed 0.03
7% 0.07 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 67.4
Write 67.2
Mixed 72.4
52% 69 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.15
67% 0.81 MB/s
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $467

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $2,003

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