Average Bench: 65.9% (163rd of 1015)

more Based on 3,599 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO640, WDC WD30PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD30PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30 PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 34.1% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.14MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 45%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple 3TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 59.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,599 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.4 Read 117 153
70.1 Write 113 145
25.9 Mixed 59.7 75.7
68.1 SusWrite 113 149
73.6% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.74 0.9
0.93 4K Write 2.14 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1
170% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 148 149 149 147 148 MB/s
Read 136
Write 136
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 147
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 134 134 135 132 133 MB/s
Read 132
Write 124
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 133
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 112 117 120 119 120 MB/s
Read 118
Write 120
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 118
72% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
759GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 127 128 125 128 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 127
73% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 115 117 118 118 MB/s
Read 114
Write 47.2
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 115
55% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 111 112 111 112 MB/s
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 111
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 84 84 84 83 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 79.8
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 83.1
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 75 74 73 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 74.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 73
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $476

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