Average Bench: 66.7% (152nd of 1015)

Based on 6,505 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURZ-64UY4Y0, WDC WD10 PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURZ-85UY4Y0, WDC WD10PURZ-85U

Above average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) averaged 33.2% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) is 49.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,505 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.8 Read 121 159
65 Write 117 148
32.2 Mixed 68.4 87.1
49.7 SusWrite 111 150
76.7% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.83 1.1
0.7 4K Write 2.37 2.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
183% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 158 157 158 157 MB/s
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 158
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.47 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 86 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 115
Write 100
Mixed 69
SusWrite 85.2
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 86 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 98.3
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 85.2
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 83 84 85 83 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 73.8
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 83.6
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) Builds (Compare 26,707 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $501

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