Average Bench: 65.2% (168th of 1010)

more Based on 1,332 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 34.8% 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 1.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 35.2%. 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,332 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Read 112 139
78.4 Write 115 145
59.4 Mixed 102 134
63.8 SusWrite 110 145
81.4% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.54 0.8
0.37 4K Write 1.89 2.53
0.14 4K Mixed 0.25 0.8
85.8% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 96 106 106 105 107 MB/s
Read 162
Write 148
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 104
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 93 124 114 111 128 MB/s
Read 133
Write 127
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 114
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 123 123 124 124 MB/s
Read 118
Write 127
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 123
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
845GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 120 121 122 123 MB/s
Read 108
Write 99.7
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 122
73% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.33 MB/s
845GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 122 122 123 122 MB/s
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 122
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 79 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 77.3
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 77.8
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
398GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 85 84 83 MB/s
Read 51
Write 125
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 83.3
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.73 MB/s
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Desktop
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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