Average Bench: 86.5% (45th of 1014)

Based on 363 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000NC002-1DY166, ST3000NC002-1DY1, ST3000NC ST3000NC002-1DY1, ST3000NC 002-1DY166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Constellation CS 3TB averaged just 13.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Constellation CS 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 153MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Constellation CS 3TB is 48.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Constellation CS 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 363 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.4 Read 153 190
87.2 Write 148 188
49.8 Mixed 99.7 172
92.7 SusWrite 150 188
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.68 0.83
1.2 4K Write 1.82 2.1
0.15 4K Mixed 0.55 0.9
124% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 177 177 179 178 177 MB/s
Read 171
Write 147
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 177
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 169 170 172 170 MB/s
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 89
SusWrite 169
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 169 172 173 173 MB/s
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 172
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 152 151 153 151 152 MB/s
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 81
SusWrite 150
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 90 61 110 138 143 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 69.5
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 103
56% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,141,721 HDDs tested.

Typical Constellation CS 3TB Builds (Compare 2,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 11% - Very poor Total price: $31

Popular Constellation CS 3TB compatible motherboards:

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