Average Bench: 74.7% (112th of 1015)

more Based on 2,816 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 25.2% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.33MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) is 65.3%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,816 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.7 Read 133 197
74.8 Write 126 185
37.2 Mixed 65.6 89
70.8 SusWrite 128 192
82.7% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.82 1.1
1 4K Write 2.33 3.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
176% 1.34 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: 195 195 194 197 197 196 MB/s
Read 199
Write 179
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 196
119% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
198% 1.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 190 191 191 193 194 MB/s
Read 186
Write 183
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 191
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 192 192 189 195 193 MB/s
Read 184
Write 167
Mixed 82
SusWrite 192
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
962GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 135 135 133 135 MB/s
Read 134
Write 127
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 133
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 137 138 139 137 MB/s
Read 129
Write 130
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 137
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 137 139 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 126
Write 21.4
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 137
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
904GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 101 101 103 103 MB/s
Read 126
Write 115
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 102
72% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 84,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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