Average Bench: 68% (144th of 1015)

Based on 3,214 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10 PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD10PURZ-85U

Above average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 1TB (2017) averaged 32.0% 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 0.95MB/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 49.7%. 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 69.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,214 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 Read 124 164
70.9 Write 118 150
39.4 Mixed 69.5 88.9
53.8 SusWrite 113 151
77.8% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.83 1.1
1.2 4K Write 2.41 2.8
0.54 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 142 152 153 155 155 MB/s
Read 171
Write 155
Mixed 81
SusWrite 145
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
520GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 126 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 124
Write 130
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 125
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
788GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 93 104 111 124 127 MB/s
Read 124
Write 121
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 108
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
905GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 81 63 76 108 127 MB/s
Read 102
Write 42.6
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 86.9
51% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.47 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 50 39 31 48 75 MB/s
Read 103
Write 87.6
Mixed 64.4
SusWrite 45.9
56% 75.2 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 10,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $321

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