Average Bench: 66.6% (152nd of 1015)

more Based on 5,203 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 33.3% 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 2.14MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 47.5%. 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 61.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.6 Read 119 155
63.5 Write 113 146
27.7 Mixed 61.5 83.4
43.5 SusWrite 113 149
74.5% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 0.9
0.5 4K Write 2.14 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
170% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 111 115 118 112 112 MB/s
Read 146
Write 142
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 117
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 129 129 126 129 MB/s
Read 132
Write 120
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 128
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 78 79 79 79 MB/s
Read 117
Write 112
Mixed 59.1
SusWrite 77.6
67% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Purple 3TB (2014) Builds (Compare 34,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,008

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