Average Bench: 81.1% (75th of 1015)

Based on 210 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 18.8% 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 1.15MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.96MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) is 51.3%. 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 74.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 210 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 Read 142 179
87.7 Write 145 179
40.2 Mixed 74.5 111
86.3 SusWrite 141 173
91.9% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.96 1.1
0.89 4K Write 1.81 2.1
0.43 4K Mixed 1.15 1.4
201% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 176 168 169 163 172 MB/s
Read 167
Write 164
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 170
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.3
219% 1.37 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 136 135 142 135 MB/s
Read 171
Write 182
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 137
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
206% 1.33 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 147 148 145 149 157 MB/s
Read 155
Write 153
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 150
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
223% 1.43 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 140 142 137 144 140 MB/s
Read 161
Write 163
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 140
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.2
208% 1.33 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 149 153 159 167 154 MB/s
Read 137
Write 144
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 155
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
229% 1.5 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 140 143 137 144 140 MB/s
Read 152
Write 164
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 138
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
221% 1.4 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 153 154 149 150 150 MB/s
Read 134
Write 140
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 150
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 143 145 144 144 148 MB/s
Read 130
Write 135
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 145
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.43 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.H0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 21 13 20 20 27 MB/s
Read 5.3
Write 6.8
Mixed 7
SusWrite 18.1
7% 9.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0
8% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical Purple Surveillance 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 84 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP RP5 Retail System Model 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $203

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