Average Bench: 66.1% (141st of 984)

more Based on 734 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 33.9% 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 1.98MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 3TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 734 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Read 113 141
77.5 Write 117 150
69.1 Mixed 106 137
84.4% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.56 0.8
1.14 4K Write 1.98 2.53
0.14 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
84.4% 0.92 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 136
Write 150
Mixed 135
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.2
96% 1.06 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 131
Write 131
Mixed 103
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.21
76% 0.75 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 130
Write 121
Mixed 109
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.95 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 118
Write 133
Mixed 112
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 116
Write 122
Mixed 112
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.22
85% 0.94 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 93.9
Write 110
Mixed 86
72% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.32 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $687

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