Average Bench: 65.7% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 15,445 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9YO, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-54E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E, WDC WD10PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64G, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-69KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-08MNH5G, WDC WD10PURX-759BA1, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64K, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD10PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-00ZJB0, WDC WD10PURX-0086UA0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0, WD10PURX -64E5EY0, WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64UY4Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 1TB (2014) averaged 34.3% 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 2.32MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 50.9%. 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 65.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,445 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.2 Read 118 157
54.7 Write 113 147
28.2 Mixed 65.8 86.1
49 SusWrite 111 149
74.7% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.81 1.1
0.4 4K Write 2.32 2.8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
178% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 147 151 150 151 150 MB/s
Read 151
Write 139
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 149
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 143 145 145 146 146 MB/s
Read 141
Write 126
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 144
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
537GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 134 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 133
Write 126
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 135
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.37 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 116 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 121
Write 113
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 114
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 87 90 89 89 MB/s
Read 140
Write 132
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 88.3
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 89 90 89 89 MB/s
Read 138
Write 128
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 88.5
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
454GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 116 116 116 114 MB/s
Read 111
Write 112
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 115
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
805GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 79 125 86 80 47 MB/s
Read 135
Write 126
Mixed 52
SusWrite 75.5
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1
165% 0.97 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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