Average Bench: 80.9% (75th of 1015)

Based on 583 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60PURZ-85ZUFY1, WDC WD60PURZ-85Z, WDC WD60 PURZ-85ZUFY1

Very good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) averaged just 19.1% 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 2.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) is 52.2%. 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 80.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 583 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.4 Read 145 183
80.2 Write 136 166
49.6 Mixed 80.6 100
77.5 SusWrite 137 171
91.3% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 1
1.37 4K Write 2.6 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1 1.1
193% 1.47 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: 162 164 166 167 166 167 MB/s
Read 173
Write 157
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 165
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 159 161 157 161 156 MB/s
Read 171
Write 159
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 158
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 166 157 163 161 163 MB/s
Read 162
Write 170
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 163
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 151 154 153 154 153 MB/s
Read 162
Write 151
Mixed 89.1
SusWrite 153
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.53 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 151 145 145 151 MB/s
Read 142
Write 138
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 148
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 147 141 153 153 132 MB/s
Read 140
Write 137
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 146
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.47 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 152 149 147 133 154 MB/s
Read 135
Write 138
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 147
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 6TB (2017) Builds (Compare 35,667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $984

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