Average Bench: 66.3% (159th of 1002)

more Based on 1,198 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 33.6% 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 1.91MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 107MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 34%. 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,198 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 Read 113 140
81.8 Write 118 148
72.5 Mixed 107 135
84.7% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.54 0.78
0.38 4K Write 1.91 2.52
0.14 4K Mixed 0.21 0.28
81.3% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 132
Mixed 119
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.95 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 131
Write 126
Mixed 108
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.26
89% 0.95 MB/s
518GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 114
Mixed 80.6
74% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.15
68% 0.79 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 106
Write 103
Mixed 95.2
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 0.48
4K Mixed 0.03
22% 0.24 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.3
Write 86.2
Mixed 72
64% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.16
66% 0.79 MB/s
317GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.6
Write 90.7
Mixed 87.1
66% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.26
94% 1.02 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 84.2
Write 77.3
Mixed 64.5
56% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.14
64% 0.78 MB/s
560GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.9
Write 82.9
Mixed 72
57% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.25
95% 0.98 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,226

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