Average Bench: 65% (165th of 1015)

more Based on 9,154 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 WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64K, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD10PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-00ZJB0, WDC WD10PURX-0086UA0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0, WD10PURX -64E5EY0, WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WD10PURX-64E5EY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 1TB (2014) averaged 34.9% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 45.8%. 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 65.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 Read 117 156
70.1 Write 114 146
33.5 Mixed 65.7 85
56.9 SusWrite 109 149
74.5% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.82 1.1
0.6 4K Write 2.37 2.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
182% 1.37 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 155 157 157 157 156 MB/s
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 156
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
733GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 133 134 134 134 133 MB/s
Read 136
Write 120
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 133
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 117 116 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 141
Write 118
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 113
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
766GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 96 74 99 64 75 MB/s
Read 140
Write 138
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 84.6
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 121 119 132 132 128 MB/s
Read 89.2
Write 86
Mixed 20
SusWrite 123
57% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.47 MB/s
672GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 71 60 88 116 124 MB/s
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 86.8
72% 97.9 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 51,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $430

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