Average Bench: 67.2% (149th of 1015)

more Based on 3,964 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20PURZ-85GU690, WDC WD20PURZ-85G, WD WD20PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD20 PURZ-85GU6Y0

Above average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) averaged 32.7% 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 2.19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) is 44.4%. 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 61.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,964 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Read 120 154
71 Write 116 147
25.2 Mixed 61.3 79.6
63 SusWrite 114 150
75.3% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.72 0.9
0.47 4K Write 2.19 2.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1
169% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 134 133 136 137 137 MB/s
Read 140
Write 133
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 133
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 132 130 130 132 MB/s
Read 136
Write 117
Mixed 54.9
SusWrite 130
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 125 127 127 128 130 MB/s
Read 124
Write 129
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 129
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
723GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 134 133 134 135 132 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 96.7
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 133
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
764GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 111 101 108 109 110 MB/s
Read 110
Write 99.8
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 107
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 51 82 57 54 50 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 110
Mixed 59
SusWrite 55.8
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
164% 1.03 MB/s
638GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 36 39 43 40 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 47.2
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 38.6
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
39% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 2TB (2017) Builds (Compare 21,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $599

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,892

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