Average Bench: 67.2% (144th of 1015)

more Based on 7,433 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURZ-64UY4Y0, WDC WD10 PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURZ-85BDSY0, WDC WD10PURZ-85UY4Y0, WDC WD10PURZ-85U

Above average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) averaged 32.8% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) is 48.1%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,433 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Read 121 160
67.9 Write 115 149
44.9 Mixed 69 86.9
52.8 SusWrite 113 153
76.6% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1.1
1.4 4K Write 2.41 2.8
0.7 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
187% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
622GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 155 155 155 155 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 88
SusWrite 155
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
704GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 144 147 147 147 MB/s
Read 146
Write 133
Mixed 85.6
SusWrite 146
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
587GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 142 140 142 142 142 MB/s
Read 139
Write 141
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 141
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 129 133 131 112 MB/s
Read 136
Write 139
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 128
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 124 124 124 124 MB/s
Read 134
Write 128
Mixed 82
SusWrite 124
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 125 122 125 119 MB/s
Read 118
Write 123
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 123
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 111 110 111 110 MB/s
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 110
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 110 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 111
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) Builds (Compare 30,257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $548

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