Average Bench: 66.4% (139th of 984)

more Based on 1,740 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10PURX-78E, WDC WD10PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0

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 2.02MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 35.9%. 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 0.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,740 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 116 147
77 Write 116 146
67.1 Mixed 106 137
84.5% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.6 0.93
0.41 4K Write 2.02 2.64
0.12 4K Mixed 0.21 0.28
85.9% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
627GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 182
Write 130
Mixed 133
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.17
87% 1.02 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 145
Write 138
Mixed 135
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.21
109% 1.23 MB/s
721GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 123
Write 135
Mixed 124
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.2
105% 1.17 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 102
Write 146
Mixed 119
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.88 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 94
Mixed 91.1
69% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.2
98% 1.07 MB/s
656GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 83
Write 88.2
Mixed 83.8
64% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.27
99% 1.03 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

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