Average Bench: 66.1% (156th of 1015)

more Based on 6,631 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64AKYY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P, WDC WD30PURX-89G0VS1, WDC WD30PURX - 64P6ZY0, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-648D5Y0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO640, WDC WD30PURX-64D85Y0, WD30PURX - 64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78AKYY0, WDC WD30PURX-64GVNYO, WDC WD30PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD30PURX-69AKYY0, WDC WD30PURX-78N96Y0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30 PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-70P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 33.8% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 44.8%. 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 61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.9 Read 114 152
59.6 Write 113 146
27.6 Mixed 61 78.7
63.8 SusWrite 116 150
74% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.73 0.9
0.7 4K Write 2.19 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
170% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 147 145 148 148 144 MB/s
Read 154
Write 133
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 146
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 139 138 138 137 MB/s
Read 140
Write 143
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 138
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 128 126 126 125 MB/s
Read 134
Write 135
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 126
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 132 132 131 131 MB/s
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 130
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 109 113 112 112 113 MB/s
Read 111
Write 102
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 112
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 85 86 84 86 85 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 90.9
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 84.2
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 77 65 71 69 68 MB/s
Read 105
Write 52.9
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 68.8
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.47 MB/s
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Workstation 248%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,820

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