Average Bench: 65.2% (143rd of 979)

more Based on 491 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 34.8% 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 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 34.8%. 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 491 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Read 111 140
78.1 Write 116 148
68.8 Mixed 104 135
83% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.57 0.8
1.19 4K Write 2.02 2.53
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.28
85.7% 0.94 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 135
Write 154
Mixed 141
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.21
98% 1.11 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 136
Write 151
Mixed 139
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.26
103% 1.11 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 138
Write 148
Mixed 141
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
106% 1.15 MB/s
463GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 132
Mixed 120
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.81 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 117
Write 128
Mixed 117
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 1.03 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 108
Write 131
Mixed 121
91% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.28
105% 1.1 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 117
Write 114
Mixed 108
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.18
88% 1.02 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $589

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