Average Bench: 71.3% (126th of 1015)

more Based on 5,518 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-78NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78U8AY0, WDC WD40PURX-69N96Y0, WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64AKYY0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40 PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78N, WDC WD40PURX-60GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64N, WDC WD40PURX-60P6ZY0, WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-78NZ6Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD40PURX-64P6ZY0, WD40PURX-64D8500, WDC WD40 PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0

Good average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 28.7% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.26MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 56.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 Read 127 174
39.1 Write 119 164
28.1 Mixed 68.1 87.2
47.3 SusWrite 122 173
79.8% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.76 1
1 4K Write 2.26 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
175% 1.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 149 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 67
SusWrite 150
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 148 149 149 150 148 MB/s
Read 138
Write 139
Mixed 79
SusWrite 147
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 128 129 130 133 MB/s
Read 139
Write 120
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 129
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 148 155 160 160 157 MB/s
Read 106
Write 141
Mixed 23.8
SusWrite 152
76% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 120 120 119 120 119 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 99.6
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 119
60% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.5 MB/s
800GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 92 93 93 92 MB/s
Read 102
Write 93.2
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 92.5
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 45 45 69 50 52 MB/s
Read 111
Write 118
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 51.4
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
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Gaming 116%
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Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 109%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-P - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,195

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