Average Bench: 68.9% (137th of 1015)

more Based on 5,131 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU690, WDC WD20PURZ-85G, WD WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85AKKY0, WDC WD20 PURZ-85GU6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) averaged 31.1% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.29MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) is 49.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.4 Read 122 160
68.7 Write 118 153
39.6 Mixed 62.3 81.2
61.6 SusWrite 118 155
76.8% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.73 0.9
1.13 4K Write 2.29 2.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1
173% 1.31 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: 147 146 154 150 152 152 MB/s
Read 136
Write 143
Mixed 85
SusWrite 150
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 138 137 136 136 132 MB/s
Read 125
Write 126
Mixed 60.9
SusWrite 135
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 129 130 131 133 133 MB/s
Read 142
Write 65.5
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 109
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 112 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 83.5
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 112
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 1.1 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 84 84 85 83 MB/s
Read 105
Write 35.8
Mixed 65
SusWrite 83.3
54% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $487

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2 hdd with problem in less than 3 years


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