Average Bench: 77.5% (96th of 1015)

more Based on 2,151 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD30PURZ-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURZ-74AKKY0, WDC WD30 PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD30PURZ-85AKKY0, WDC WD30PURZ-85G

Good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) averaged 22.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) is 69.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,151 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 Read 137 206
76.4 Write 130 192
44 Mixed 67.6 90.7
73.2 SusWrite 133 201
85.5% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.79 1.1
1.3 4K Write 2.39 3.1
0.7 4K Mixed 0.91 1
179% 1.37 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 196 198 197 198 198 MB/s
Read 200
Write 190
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 197
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 151 152 151 151 152 MB/s
Read 193
Write 179
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 151
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
221% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 134 136 137 137 135 MB/s
Read 135
Write 125
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 135
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 58
SusWrite 87.3
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 119 107 111 104 105 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 94.8
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 107
63% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 66 63 61 59 MB/s
Read 136
Write 135
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 62.6
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 63,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,216

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