Average Bench: 63.5% (170th of 1010)

more Based on 4,271 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10PURX-78E, WDC WD10PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 1TB (2014) averaged 36.4% 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 2.32MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 1TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,271 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.3 Read 114 154
58.8 Write 113 147
26.5 Mixed 64.3 84.9
50 SusWrite 107 149
73% 99.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.81 1.1
0.6 4K Write 2.32 2.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
179% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
847GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 154 152 152 157 158 MB/s
Read 139
Write 135
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 155
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
762GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 139 139 138 139 MB/s
Read 135
Write 127
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 138
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
762GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 138 139 138 139 139 MB/s
Read 133
Write 126
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 138
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.53 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 133 135 134 135 135 MB/s
Read 131
Write 112
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 133
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 127 127 128 128 129 MB/s
Read 131
Write 116
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 128
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 132 131 131 133 MB/s
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 131
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 110 113 113 MB/s
Read 99
Write 103
Mixed 66
SusWrite 112
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 135 135 133 144 127 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 35.3
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 126
44% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Purple 1TB (2014) Builds (Compare 25,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $585

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