Average Bench: 80.7% (76th of 1015)

Based on 1,099 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 19.2% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) is 49.2%. 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 80.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,099 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 Read 145 181
83.8 Write 134 166
52.8 Mixed 80.9 99.8
68.3 SusWrite 136 171
91% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1 4K Write 2.6 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.99 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%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 168 169 170 169 MB/s
Read 183
Write 159
Mixed 99.2
SusWrite 169
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.63 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 172 173 174 169 175 MB/s
Read 169
Write 167
Mixed 85.9
SusWrite 172
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 166 168 167 166 MB/s
Read 167
Write 157
Mixed 93.6
SusWrite 166
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 161 161 163 164 165 MB/s
Read 165
Write 140
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 163
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 166 170 170 168 MB/s
Read 157
Write 156
Mixed 95.9
SusWrite 168
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 146 149 147 148 146 MB/s
Read 149
Write 145
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 146
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 147 149 149 148 MB/s
Read 130
Write 133
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 147
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 138 136 135 137 136 MB/s
Read 81.1
Write 131
Mixed 84.4
SusWrite 136
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.4
107% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 117 120 121 120 121 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 87.7
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 120
65% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
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