Average Bench: 66.1% (163rd of 1010)

more Based on 3,684 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10PURX-78E, WDC WD10PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EYO, 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 2.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.32MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 1TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 102MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.4 Read 116 148
76.9 Write 116 146
56.9 Mixed 100 137
54.2 SusWrite 102 147
80.6% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.62 0.95
0.39 4K Write 2.01 2.7
0.12 4K Mixed 0.32 1
98.2% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 124 88 138 143 142 MB/s
Read 141
Write 84.4
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 125
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.23 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 127 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 136
Write 136
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 126
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 113 115 116 115 MB/s
Read 132
Write 108
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 115
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
686GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 97 86 106 125 124 MB/s
Read 104
Write 90.7
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 101
63% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 107 106 106 108 MB/s
Read 96
Write 93.6
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 107
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
663GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 75 82 83 90 93 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 92.7
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 84.7
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 76 67 57 78 MB/s
Read 87
Write 93.8
Mixed 65
SusWrite 76.2
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 23 27 33 27 30 MB/s
Read 26.1
Write 19.6
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 28.4
18% 23.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.53 MB/s
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,145

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