Average Bench: 65.5% (160th of 1010)

more Based on 1,668 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURX-64P, WDC WD30PURX-89P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64GVNY0, WDC WD30 PURX-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZYO, WDC WD30PURX-64P6ZY0, 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 34.4% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple 3TB (2014) is 44.9%. 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 72.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,668 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.6 Read 114 152
67.6 Write 114 148
34.8 Mixed 72.8 123
60.7 SusWrite 114 151
76.2% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.65 0.9
0.53 4K Write 2.03 2.6
0.16 4K Mixed 0.67 1
139% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
758GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 134 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 132
Write 128
Mixed 52.9
SusWrite 140
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 87 125 125 124 MB/s
Read 134
Write 131
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 117
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 113 115 116 116 MB/s
Read 122
Write 110
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 115
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 89 89 89 90 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 86.4
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 88.6
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 89 90 88 87 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 84.7
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 88.2
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 70 69 70 71 73 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 76.7
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 70.8
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical Purple 3TB (2014) Builds (Compare 19,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982

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