Average Bench: 84.2% (53rd of 1015)

Based on 5,099 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000NM0033-9ZM175, ST2000NM ST2000NM0033-9ZM, ST2000NM0033-9ZM

Very good average bench

The Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB averaged just 15.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,099 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.4 Read 151 185
93.2 Write 145 179
59.6 Mixed 82.1 95.8
88.4 SusWrite 142 180
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 1.36 1.7
1.2 4K Write 2.33 3.2
0.8 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
209% 1.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 178 181 179 175 177 MB/s
Read 177
Write 170
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 178
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
221% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 167 168 169 169 MB/s
Read 168
Write 165
Mixed 76.6
SusWrite 168
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.3
277% 2.07 MB/s
971GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 153 152 152 150 MB/s
Read 148
Write 125
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 151
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
212% 1.6 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 136 133 135 134 MB/s
Read 132
Write 104
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 134
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: GT02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 115 104 111 103 107 MB/s
Read 144
Write 135
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 102
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 0.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,498 HDDs tested


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Typical Constellation ES.3 2TB Builds (Compare 3,937 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 183%
Desktop 103%
Workstation 196%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) - $560

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $2,082

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Price to performance ratio is very high. Large capacity, very reliable.

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Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $184Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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