Average Bench: 51.3% (18th of 639)

Based on 571 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID ab38 Model: Seagate Backup+ Hub BK
Poor: 19%Average: 51.3% Great: 73%

Average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB averaged 48.6% 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 Write Speed 4.57MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB is 54.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 89.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 571 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.3 Read 89.1 151
23.2 Write 103 156
21.3 Mixed 67.3 109
19.2 SusWrite 109 171
127% 92.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 3.47 10.5
2.3 4K Write 4.57 6.32
0.39 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
191% 2.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 153 162 163 160 MB/s
Read 162
Write 152
Mixed 100
SusWrite 159
192% 143 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.8
200% 4.33 MB/s
5.5TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 131 130 130 131 129 MB/s
Read 146
Write 136
Mixed 89.9
SusWrite 128
167% 125 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.9
175% 2.63 MB/s
115GB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 133 133 131 123 127 MB/s
Read 107
Write 127
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 129
156% 112 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
212% 3.23 MB/s
5TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 115 117 116 116 115 MB/s
Read 118
Write 111
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 113
144% 107 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.8
202% 2.93 MB/s
2TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 114 120 121 112 116 MB/s
Read 72.4
Write 104
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 113
122% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
211% 2.37 MB/s
2TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 51 52 51 52 MB/s
Read 106
Write 124
Mixed 111
SusWrite 51.6
133% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
242% 5.67 MB/s
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