Average Bench: 69% (138th of 1010)

more Based on 1,489 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64N, WDC WD40PURX-78NZ6Y0, WD40PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD40PURX-78GVNY0, WDC WD40PURX-64G, WDC WD40 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD40 PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD40PURX-89NZ6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 4TB (2014) averaged 31.0% 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 4TB (2014) is 49.7%. 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 83.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.5 Read 121 166
72.7 Write 120 162
36.2 Mixed 83.9 142
52.1 SusWrite 117 164
81.4% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.67 0.9
0.5 4K Write 2 2.8
0.16 4K Mixed 0.61 1
133% 1.09 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: 150 150 150 150 149 149 MB/s
Read 150
Write 145
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 150
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 141 142 144 142 143 MB/s
Read 138
Write 141
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 141
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 150 152 152 151 151 MB/s
Read 124
Write 124
Mixed 68
SusWrite 150
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 133 130 131 132 133 MB/s
Read 125
Write 129
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 130
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 87 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 146
Write 105
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 88
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 99 98 101 96 MB/s
Read 95
Write 90.7
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 98.2
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
678GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 101 102 105 101 MB/s
Read 65.6
Write 96.1
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 103
57% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.33 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $2,002

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