Average Bench: 72.9% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 9,443 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85A, WDC WD20PURZ-74AKKY0, WDC WD20PURZ-64N96Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU690, WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85G, WD WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85AKKY0, WDC WD20 PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20 PURZ-85AKKY0

Good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) averaged 27.1% 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 2.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) is 60.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.4 Read 130 188
71.1 Write 124 175
34.5 Mixed 65.4 86.2
67.8 SusWrite 123 183
81% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.82 1.12
1.2 4K Write 2.4 3.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.89 1
178% 1.37 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
327GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 113 115 115 113 MB/s
Read 183
Write 172
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 114
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 142 144 142 145 144 MB/s
Read 153
Write 87.8
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 143
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 144 143 144 144 MB/s
Read 150
Write 124
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 143
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 133 132 137 135 MB/s
Read 135
Write 130
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 134
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 120 131 127 135 137 MB/s
Read 128
Write 136
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 130
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 112 116 114 104 114 MB/s
Read 128
Write 117
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 110
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.33 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 114 110 112 111 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 112
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
572GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 101 105 102 102 MB/s
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 56.4
SusWrite 102
66% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

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