Average Bench: 67.2% (149th of 1015)

more Based on 4,730 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, WDC WD30PURX-70P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 32.8% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 44.2%. 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 62.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,730 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Read 121 157
60.3 Write 114 148
33.5 Mixed 62.6 81
54 SusWrite 113 150
75.2% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 1
0.7 4K Write 2.2 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1
172% 1.28 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: 148 146 148 148 147 149 MB/s
Read 161
Write 144
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 148
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 144 144 145 144 MB/s
Read 147
Write 138
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 143
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 136 137 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 141
Write 127
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 136
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.5 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 144 143 144 142 MB/s
Read 131
Write 138
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 141
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 121 122 122 121 MB/s
Read 127
Write 127
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 121
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 124 123 126 119 132 MB/s
Read 118
Write 128
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 126
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
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Typical Purple 3TB (2014) Builds (Compare 30,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,014

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