Average Bench: 66.7% (137th of 984)

more Based on 1,036 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 33.3% 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 1.96MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 108MB/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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Read 114 141
79.7 Write 118 148
71.5 Mixed 108 137
85.3% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.55 0.78
0.52 4K Write 1.96 2.52
0.14 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
83.3% 0.91 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
Read 139
Write 146
Mixed 145
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.21
87% 0.89 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 126
Write 139
Mixed 108
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.16
80% 0.88 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 122
Write 133
Mixed 119
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.17
85% 1.02 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 115
Write 133
Mixed 108
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 109
Write 116
Mixed 108
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.23
83% 0.92 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,740,299 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,193

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