Average Bench: 83.6% (58th of 1015)

more Based on 8,171 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000NM0033-9ZM173, ST1000NM ST1000NM0033-9ZM, ST1000NM 0033-9ZM173, ST1000NM 0033, ST1000NM ST1000NM0033, ST1000NM0033-9ZM

Very good average bench

The Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB averaged just 16.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB is 46.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.8 Read 151 184
92.3 Write 144 178
60 Mixed 81.4 96.9
71.5 SusWrite 140 180
94.7% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.36 1.75
1.3 4K Write 2.36 3.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
210% 1.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
923GB free
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 184 188 184 187 185 MB/s
Read 185
Write 177
Mixed 102
SusWrite 185
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
238% 1.87 MB/s
794GB free
Firmware: GA0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 174 175 175 174 173 MB/s
Read 175
Write 163
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 174
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.8 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware:
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 157 165 163 163 166 MB/s
Read 182
Write 178
Mixed 86
SusWrite 162
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
234% 1.8 MB/s
925GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 164 165 168 170 MB/s
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 165
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
227% 1.8 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 135 169 171 167 MB/s
Read 152
Write 160
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 162
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
213% 1.63 MB/s
893GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GA0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 148 155 147 146 151 MB/s
Read 162
Write 155
Mixed 85.6
SusWrite 147
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.53 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 141 143 143 143 142 MB/s
Read 152
Write 141
Mixed 85.6
SusWrite 142
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.37 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 110 129 117 132 136 MB/s
Read 156
Write 145
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 121
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
233% 1.7 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: GA0D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 125 126 126 121 110 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 156
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 125
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Constellation ES.3 1TB Builds (Compare 88,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,095

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