Average Bench: 65.4% (160th of 1015)

more Based on 18,782 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WD10PURX - 64KC9Y0, WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64E, WDC WD10PURX-64D, WDC WD10PURX-64D85YO, WDC WD10PURX-64N96Y0, WDC WD10PURX-54E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64G, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EYO, WD10PURX-64D85Y000, WDC WD10PURX-78D85Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-759BA1, WD10PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-64085Y0, WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD10PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD10PURX-00ZJB0, WDC WD10PURX-08U6AA0, WD10PURX -64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9YO, WDC WD10PURX-61UY4Y0, WDC WD10PURX-64FVNY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-78E, WDC WD10PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10PURX-69KC9Y0, WDC WD10PURX-08MNH5G, WDC WD10PURX-64KC9Y0, WDC WD10 PURX-89E5EY0, WDC WD10 PURX-78E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64E5Y0, WDC WD10PURX-6401Y7B0, WDC WD10PURX-64K, WDC WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-78E5EYO, WDC WD10PURX-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURX-0086UA0, WD10PURX-64D85Y0, WD10PURX-64E5EY0, WDC WD10PURX-64UY4Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 1TB (2014) averaged 34.5% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.43MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 1TB (2014) is 41.5%. 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 68.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,782 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.8 Read 116 152
69.1 Write 114 147
43.6 Mixed 68.5 87.5
63.3 SusWrite 112 149
75.3% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1.1
1.13 4K Write 2.43 2.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 143 144 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 143
Write 141
Mixed 84
SusWrite 143
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
768GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 134 134 135 138 135 MB/s
Read 143
Write 136
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 136
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
602GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 136 135 134 137 134 MB/s
Read 133
Write 115
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 134
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 115 114 112 113 MB/s
Read 116
Write 112
Mixed 73
SusWrite 114
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 85 85 85 88 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 101
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 87.1
65% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 60 60 68 54 84 MB/s
Read 116
Write 102
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 61.2
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 85 97 95 95 89 MB/s
Read 72
Write 70.8
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 91.7
47% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.57 MB/s
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Workstation 2%
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