Average Bench: 73.8% (115th of 1015)

more Based on 7,540 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-78AKYY0, WDC WD40PURX-78NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64AKYY0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78N, WDC WD40PURX-60GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-69AKYY0, WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-78NZ6Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-78U8AY0, WDC WD40PURX-69N96Y0, WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0, WDC WD40 PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-00GXCB0, WDC WD40PURX-64N, WDC WD40PURX-60P6ZY0, WDC WD40 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD40PURX-64P6ZY0, WD40PURX-64D8500

Good average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 26.2% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 52.8%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,540 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.1 Read 131 175
73.5 Write 125 166
42.1 Mixed 69.2 85.4
72.1 SusWrite 126 173
82.6% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.79 1
1.2 4K Write 2.3 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
177% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00B80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 184 180 181 183 181 MB/s
Read 178
Write 176
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 181
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.8
267% 2.47 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 176 176 176 177 172 MB/s
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 175
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 156 155 157 157 156 MB/s
Read 147
Write 145
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 155
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 136 138 136 139 136 MB/s
Read 121
Write 128
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 137
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
353GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 122 127 124 127 MB/s
Read 128
Write 112
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 126
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 111 110 107 109 MB/s
Read 134
Write 133
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 109
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 124 122 124 127 126 MB/s
Read 112
Write 113
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 124
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical Purple 4TB (2014) Builds (Compare 44,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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