Average Bench: 75% (107th of 1015)

more Based on 3,071 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD30PURZ-64P6ZY0, WDC WD30PURZ-74AKKY0, WDC WD30 PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD30 PURZ-85AKKY0, WDC WD30PURZ-85AKKY0, WDC WD30PURZ-85G, WDC WD30 PURZ-74AKKY0

Good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) averaged 24.9% 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 0.88MB/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 69.3%. 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 66.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,071 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Read 131 194
67.3 Write 128 186
32 Mixed 66.1 89.2
66.9 SusWrite 130 192
83.2% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.91 2.1
0.68 4K Write 2.39 3.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1
180% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00B80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 186 188 185 186 189 MB/s
Read 184
Write 173
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 187
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
243% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 154 153 152 152 MB/s
Read 187
Write 175
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 152
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 174 173 172 168 167 MB/s
Read 153
Write 148
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 171
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 156 150 162 162 165 MB/s
Read 160
Write 156
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 149
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.53 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 101,233 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 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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