Comments on: Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-5435 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:38:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-5435 There are a number of things that could cause that, from the SATA controller to data fragmentation (if there’s data on the drive) to other variables. I am not even sure I still have that drive kicking around to be honest, but if I do I’ll include it in the next round of benchmarking.

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By: Ranmamez http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-5432 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-5432 Thank you very much.
BTW I have the WD20EARS Green drive but my Maximum read speed on HDTune is 116 MB/s while yours is 128.7 (can’t try write speed since i’m using it and can’t backup): can you tell me what firmware version do you have? Thanks.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-5430 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:32:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-5430 HD Tune’s defaults are used. Back when this article was written, I didn’t save screenshots of the benchmarks (I just edited the results into a text file), but that’s since changed (mostly because I second-guess myself). If I end up rebenchmarking the entire lot (which I’m hoping to do, but I’m loaded up with other things), I’ll provide them on the site (and respond to this comment again so you can see a notification).

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By: Ranmamez http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-5429 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:25:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-5429 Hello.
What benchmark setting did you set on HD Tune Pro? Full test, partial test (fast or accurate?) or the default out-of-the-installation setting?
In any case it would’ve be interesting having the HD Tune Pro screenshots.
Thanks.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-4225 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:48:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-4225 Ahh, it’s sweet to get a good deal on enterprise drives, grats! Since I have multiple 4TBs hanging around, I think I am going to upgrade my NAS and create a RAID 5 array with four different ones, and see which kicks the bucket first. Should be interesting ;-)

Glad the articles could help!

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By: Matt Sferrazza http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-4217 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:43:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-4217 Dude, you rock! Both drives got a very thorough review. I appreciate it because information of this kind appeals only to a very esoteric market. After reading both articles, I decided to grab a pair of the Constellation ES.3 drives because I found a good open box deal that retains the 5yr warranty. It seems like a significantly better drive that I wouldn’t have spent full price on, but the slight price jump from the HDD.15 was worth it given the deal. Putting such a high quality drive in a RAID1 gives me peace of mind, especially with the warranty. It’s for my photo studio’s originals, plus other things like laptop backups. Thanks for all the great informtion!

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-4198 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:05:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-4198 I talked about the drive because it had come out during the process of reviewing this enterprise drive. At the time I didn’t have a unit, but I did review it a couple of months later:

http://techgage.com/article/seagate-desktop-hdd-15-4tb-review/

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By: Matt Sferrazza http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-4196 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:46:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-4196 Where did the Segate Desktop HDD.15 (4TB) go? The beginning of this article said it was going to be tested, but none of the graphs mention it.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-973 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:48:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-973 If I can procure a drive like that, I’ll update the graphs. Will touch base with Seagate.

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By: Igor Mendelev http://techgage.com/article/seagate-constellation-es-3-4tb-enterprise-hard-drive-review/#comment-972 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:44:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18350#comment-972 It would have been great if you also test different capacities (for example, 1TB and 2TB) of the same drive to see how that’ll impact performance. 2TB version also is priced very similar to 1TB Velociraptor – which makes that even more interesting.

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