Average Bench: 64.7% (171st of 1015)

more Based on 2,665 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P, WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30 PURX-78P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64PFUY0, WDC WD30PURX-64D85Y0, WDC WD30 PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-78P6ZY0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple 3TB (2014) averaged 35.2% 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.17MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 46.2%. 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 60.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,665 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Read 117 150
65.4 Write 113 146
30.3 Mixed 60.2 75.9
47.2 SusWrite 109 147
72.9% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.71 0.9
0.5 4K Write 2.17 2.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.88 1
168% 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: 135 134 138 137 138 138 MB/s
Read 138
Write 138
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 137
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 92 105 103 105 102 MB/s
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 101
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 91 91 91 90 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 83.3
Mixed 43
SusWrite 89.7
55% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 91 91 91 90 MB/s
Read 86
Write 86
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 89.8
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
585GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 31 34 30 32 29 MB/s
Read 50
Write 38.5
Mixed 29
SusWrite 31
27% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.2
52% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical Purple 3TB (2014) Builds (Compare 31,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,038

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