Average Bench: 80.6% (76th of 1015)

Based on 732 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60PURZ-85ZUFY1, WDC WD60PURZ-85Z, WDC WD60PURZ-64WY0Y1, WDC WD60 PURZ-85ZUFY1

Very good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) is 50.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 732 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.7 Read 145 182
78.4 Write 135 166
49.9 Mixed 80.4 100
77.9 SusWrite 136 172
91.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.41 4K Write 2.63 3
0.71 4K Mixed 1 1.1
193% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 169 169 169 169 MB/s
Read 193
Write 172
Mixed 95.4
SusWrite 169
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 162 158 157 167 MB/s
Read 164
Write 162
Mixed 94.8
SusWrite 159
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.53 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 163 162 163 160 MB/s
Read 157
Write 152
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 162
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.5 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 156 158 158 157 MB/s
Read 158
Write 153
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 156
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 162 161 161 163 162 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 161
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 148 151 150 145 MB/s
Read 158
Write 152
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 148
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 145 144 147 146 146 MB/s
Read 152
Write 150
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 145
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 6,678 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $338

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