Average Bench: 66.2% (141st of 984)

more Based on 2,079 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-64E5EYO, 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 33.8% 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 1.99MB/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 38.9%. 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 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Read 115 147
74.2 Write 115 145
67.2 Mixed 106 137
84.3% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.6 0.93
0.39 4K Write 1.99 2.64
0.12 4K Mixed 0.21 0.28
85.3% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
280GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 134
Mixed 127
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.96 MB/s
748GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 127
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.28
114% 1.23 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 118
Mixed 89.3
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.17
74% 0.87 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 116
Mixed 116
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.26
113% 1.25 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 1A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 119
Mixed 108
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.16
50% 0.55 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.7
Write 118
Mixed 108
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.92 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 109
Mixed 101
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.17
75% 0.91 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 89.1
Mixed 121
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.17
67% 0.74 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,162

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