Real World Speed
Performance profile from 502,971 user samples
16,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 36% 320GB free
Poor: 36% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 1015
486,465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 439GB free
Worst Bench: 25% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 25% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 206th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
65.2 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
58.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
116 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
106 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
110 MB/s Faster write speed.
+12%
98.4 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.72 MB/s Faster random read.
+14%
0.63 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.12 MB/s Much faster random write.
+72%
1.23 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
59.6 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
55.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.86 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
0.73 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+13%
97.9 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s 164 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+35%
2 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
71.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
149 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
139 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 40,710,594 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 2.14 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,957%
Value
Value For Money
37.8 % Much better value.
+47%
25.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$69 $23 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
86 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
93+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 500GB
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The WD Purple is a surveillance drive with low power consumption and a design that's optimized for 24x7 operation. There is actually little beyond marketing that separates the Purple from the Red and Green drives. They all share almost identical hardware. The thing that does differentiate the Purple drives is their firmware which supports AllFrame, a surveillance specific feature. Allframe handles the cache in a way that is optimized for video streams. The AllFrame technology however is only enabled when used in conjunction with a supported host controller, most of which are only found in dedicated NVR (Network Video Recording) devices. As a result there is no benefit in using this drive in a HTPC to record video streams, because the surveillance specific functions won't be enabled. In terms of effective speed the Purple lags the new Red and Green drives by around 26%. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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