Average Bench: 65.2% (142nd of 979)

more Based on 569 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 34.7% 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 2.02MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 105MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 3TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 569 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Read 111 140
78.6 Write 116 148
70.3 Mixed 105 135
83.2% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.57 0.8
1.22 4K Write 2.02 2.53
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
85.6% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 150
Mixed 136
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.27
105% 1.12 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 136
Mixed 115
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.23
90% 1.01 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 121
Mixed 118
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.95 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 122
Mixed 105
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.24
96% 1.06 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 119
Mixed 109
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.25
104% 1.13 MB/s
594GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.4
Write 107
Mixed 89.5
74% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.26
97% 1.03 MB/s
662GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 93.2
Mixed 87.3
73% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.26
91% 0.92 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.4
Write 99.4
Mixed 91.7
71% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.01 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $585

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