Average Bench: 80.9% (75th of 1015)

Based on 143 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80PURZ-85YNPY0, WDC WD80 PURZ-85YNPY0, WDC WD80PURZ-85Y

Very good average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.13MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) is 47.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 143 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.6 Read 142 180
91.4 Write 145 182
43.7 Mixed 76.3 138
81.9 SusWrite 139 173
92.2% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.95 1.1
0.92 4K Write 1.81 2.1
0.39 4K Mixed 1.13 1.4
199% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 172 179 171 168 172 MB/s
Read 172
Write 176
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 174
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
227% 1.47 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 153 169 171 169 165 MB/s
Read 168
Write 167
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 165
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.43 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 152 168 171 170 166 MB/s
Read 159
Write 168
Mixed 81
SusWrite 165
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.3
224% 1.4 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 167 171 173 164 165 MB/s
Read 147
Write 150
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 166
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
217% 1.37 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 151 146 157 152 158 MB/s
Read 150
Write 161
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 153
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.4
238% 1.5 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 132 135 138 142 143 MB/s
Read 135
Write 136
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 139
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.4
235% 1.43 MB/s
871GB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 111 110 106 107 108 MB/s
Read 104
Write 116
Mixed 65
SusWrite 108
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.43 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 3,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $750

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