Average Bench: 65.2% (165th of 1015)

more Based on 16,698 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, WD10PURX-64D85Y000, 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 34.7% 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 2.34MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 50.7%. 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 65.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.6 Read 117 156
58.7 Write 112 146
31.4 Mixed 65.3 87.2
44.5 SusWrite 110 150
74.1% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.82 1.01
0.49 4K Write 2.34 2.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
179% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
597GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 134 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 127
Write 124
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 134
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
352GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 112 112 109 105 109 MB/s
Read 137
Write 130
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 110
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
888GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 89 55 87 117 122 MB/s
Read 135
Write 140
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 96.9
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
106% 1 MB/s
352GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 114 114 115 115 MB/s
Read 111
Write 110
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 114
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
770GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 129 131 130 133 133 MB/s
Read 92.6
Write 85.8
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 131
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 76 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 75.9
Write 75
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 73.7
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
163% 1.4 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 75 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 70.8
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 75.5
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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