Average Bench: 52.5% (276th of 1015)

Based on 9 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD05PURZ-85U8XY0, WDC WD05PURZ-85GU6Y0, WDC WD05 PURZ-85U8XY0

Average average bench

The WD Purple Surveillance 500GB (2017) averaged 47.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.16MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Purple Surveillance 500GB (2017) is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Purple Surveillance 500GB (2017) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Read 99 115
70.5 Write 98.1 113
19.3 Mixed 57.8 88.6
26.6 SusWrite 81.9 113
61.8% 84.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.7 1
0.7 4K Write 2.16 2.7
0.15 4K Mixed 0.79 1
158% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 113 112 114 114 MB/s
Read 114
Write 113
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 113
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 113 113 114 114 MB/s
Read 113
Write 107
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 113
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 72 83 80 86 78 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 100
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 83.3
54% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.23 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 95 77 95 97 103 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 98.6
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 86.2
62% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 0A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 43 43 43 42 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 70.5
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 41.7
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 30 29 25 26 24 MB/s
Read 87
Write 85.8
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 26.6
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 0.6 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,488 HDDs tested.

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Typical Purple Surveillance 500GB (2017) Builds (Compare 4,073 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 139%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,004

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