Average Bench: 65.8% (144th of 984)

more Based on 618 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 34.2% 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 2MB/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 35.1%. 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 618 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 Read 112 140
78.9 Write 117 149
70 Mixed 106 136
83.9% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.57 0.8
1.22 4K Write 2 2.52
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 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%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 148
Mixed 128
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.19
91% 1.01 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 138
Mixed 132
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.17 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 113
Write 127
Mixed 114
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.27
89% 0.96 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 113
Write 109
Mixed 95.1
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 0.42
4K Mixed 0.25
66% 0.46 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.1
Write 105
Mixed 101
74% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.21
81% 0.87 MB/s
598GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.9
Write 75.7
Mixed 78.6
62% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.13
75% 0.85 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.6
Write 68.1
Mixed 64.6
52% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.8 MB/s
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $681

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