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, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO640, WDC WD30PURX-64D85Y0, WD30PURX - 64P6ZY0, 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 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: 135 132 135 135 136 134 MB/s
Read 128
Write 140
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 134
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 107 105 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 119
Write 121
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 108
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 123 121 123 121 MB/s
Read 101
Write 107
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 122
73% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 125 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 83.9
Write 99.7
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 121
64% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
506GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 84 84 86 84 MB/s
Read 119
Write 119
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 84.3
73% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
175% 1.4 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 77 77 78 78 MB/s
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 77.3
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 68 64 67 61 60 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 77.2
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 66.1
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Purple 3TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 206%
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 246%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,786

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