Average Bench: 65.1% (145th of 979)

Based on 435 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 34.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 104MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 33.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Purple 3TB (2014) performs reasonably consistently 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 435 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Read 111 139
78.9 Write 116 147
70.5 Mixed 104 133
83% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.57 0.8
1.2 4K Write 2.02 2.53
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
85.8% 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: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 137
Mixed 125
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.28
105% 1.13 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 127
Write 133
Mixed 122
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.2
97% 1.09 MB/s
663GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 124
Mixed 120
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.15
42% 0.46 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 118
Write 119
Mixed 109
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.18
87% 1.01 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 102
Write 108
Mixed 97.1
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.26
70% 0.67 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.4
Write 91.6
Mixed 73.7
63% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.83 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $647

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