Average Bench: 65.9% (161st of 1002)

more Based on 3,084 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 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 34.1% 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 2MB/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 37.7%. 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 3,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 Read 115 145
75.7 Write 114 147
69.2 Mixed 105 137
83.9% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.59 0.93
0.38 4K Write 2 2.64
0.13 4K Mixed 0.21 0.28
85.1% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 133
Write 148
Mixed 141
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.19 MB/s
595GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 134
Write 119
Mixed 118
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.24
87% 0.95 MB/s
853GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 125
Write 119
Mixed 78.5
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.12
72% 0.87 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 109
Write 119
Mixed 95.1
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.22
75% 0.8 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 86.9
Write 81.5
Mixed 79
62% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.13
55% 0.69 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,818,205 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

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