Average Bench: 66.4% (139th of 984)

more Based on 1,589 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, 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 33.5% 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 2.04MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 105MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 37.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 1TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,589 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Read 116 149
78.7 Write 116 147
66 Mixed 105 139
84.3% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.59 0.94
0.41 4K Write 2.04 2.65
0.11 4K Mixed 0.21 0.28
86.2% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
910GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 129
Write 132
Mixed 129
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.19
108% 1.22 MB/s
442GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 129
Write 118
Mixed 92.3
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.72
4K Mixed 0.17
46% 0.41 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 114
Write 122
Mixed 114
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.91 MB/s
391GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 108
Write 115
Mixed 102
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.26
104% 1.14 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 74.1
Write 79.2
Mixed 100
64% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.36
4K Mixed 0.13
24% 0.19 MB/s
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,076

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