Average Bench: 68.3% (125th of 979)

more Based on 947 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0, WDC WD10PURX-78E

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 1TB (2014) averaged 31.7% 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 2.08MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 35%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 1TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 947 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.9 Read 119 149
79.4 Write 119 148
73.3 Mixed 109 139
86.9% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.64 0.93
0.42 4K Write 2.08 2.65
0.12 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
89.7% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
881GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 142
Mixed 120
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.18
98% 1.1 MB/s
582GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 126
Mixed 119
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.2
106% 1.18 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 107
Mixed 107
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.24
83% 0.93 MB/s
488GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 117
Mixed 110
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.23
107% 1.2 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.8
Write 100
Mixed 91.9
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.26
80% 0.81 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78
Write 102
Mixed 85.9
67% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.15
72% 0.88 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86
Write 89.5
Mixed 84.1
65% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.18
76% 0.85 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,026

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