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October 2014 USB Rankings

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using price, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. Vote to share your opinion. [USBFlashPro]

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SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
The benchmark scores for the SanDisk Extreme were stunning. Until now every flash drive we have tested has shown a serious weakness in the area of 4K random writes. ...
67.2 %10th143 MB/s6th196 MB/s14th62 MB/s29th28 Months43rd$1833rd
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
The 16GB Sandisk Extreme has led my USB 3.0 Flash drive group test since it was released back in Jun '12. Often with flash based devices, write speed scales linearly...
112 %3rd166 MB/s5th202 MB/s10th117 MB/s8th28 Months43rd$2550th
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB
For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exc...
147 %1st187 MB/s2nd197 MB/s13th188 MB/s3rd28 Months43rd$4372nd
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB
This is one of the Kingston's newest flash drives and yet another drive from Kingston with no claimed read or write speeds on the official documentation, not an enco...
25.8 %50th24.5 MB/s87th62.6 MB/s81st9.9 MB/s91st18 Months14th$81st
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
The 32GB Jumpdrive P10 is one of the fastest flash drives I have seen in 2013. The P10 has exactly the same, superb, physical construction as its predecessor, the Ju...
50.2 %17th170 MB/s4th250 MB/s2nd215 MB/s2nd17 Months6th$5781st
Transcend JetFlash 780 USB 3.0 16GB
We really like this drive, it's one of our favourites. The JetFlash 780 has superb benchmark scores, at 170 MB/s this drive has the highest sequential read score we ...
29.6 %45th66.6 MB/s37th170 MB/s26th39 MB/s44th33 Months55th$1937th
Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB 3.0 32GB
The 32GB Datatraveler G4 has a below average performance profile for a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive but it's priced aggressively so it still represents reasonable value ...
47.2 %20th39.2 MB/s57th77 MB/s67th32 MB/s51st12 Months4th$1415th
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
The Adata S102 Pro is a reasonable flash drive. Physically it has a reasonably compact form unlike its older sibling the N005 Nobility. In terms of performance the d...
23.5 %55th39.2 MB/s56th90 MB/s56th23 MB/s64th36 Months71st$1417th
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
The 64GB Jumpdrive P10 is Lexar's 2013 upgrade to their flagship Triton range of flash drives. The P10 shares the same excellent body as the Triton and delivers actu...
52.8 %14th171 MB/s3rd235 MB/s4th231 MB/s1st17 Months6th$10995th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 16GB
The JetFlash 760 is not particulary well built, it rattles when you shake it and the plastic feels cheap and hollow. In terms of performance the drive is just below ...
34.1 %40th36.3 MB/s61st80 MB/s64th26 MB/s54th36 Months71st$93rd
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Because of its fantastic headline read/write speeds, there is often a lot of interest in this drive. It's not available in 16GB so I couldn't include it in the stand...
68.3 %9th121 MB/s10th247 MB/s3rd109 MB/s10th35 Months66th$6083rd
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB
USB 2.0 is old tech, so in terms of performance this drive is less than half as fast as its USB 3.0 counterparts. Interestingly the 4K write speed is reasonable at 0...
10.7 %87th10.2 MB/s96th16.9 MB/s96th5.56 MB/s96th34 Months65th$81st
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
9 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 92% 22GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 58GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
98.5 %4th97.8 MB/s14th200 MB/s11th92 MB/s16th18 Months14th$3362nd
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
The Flash Survivor is twice both the size and weight of most flash drives. This drive would be as well suited to smuggling diamonds as it is to carrying mp3's and wo...
10.2 %89th36.2 MB/s62nd77 MB/s67th21 MB/s67th35 Months66th$3057th
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB
30.6 %44th35.2 MB/s66th94.8 MB/s52nd10.9 MB/s90th38 Months79th$106th
Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 60GB
The Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 has a Sandforce controller coupled with MLC NAND. This combination produces mediocre results for an SSD but for a USB flash drive i...
129 %2nd344 MB/s1st266 MB/s1st91.6 MB/s17th11 Months2nd$8491st
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
The JumpDrive Triton has superb benchmark scores, it pretty much topped out in every single category. This kind of across the board performance is so rare that there...
20.1 %67th95.2 MB/s16th169 MB/s27th106 MB/s11th33 Months55th$4069th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
The 64 GB Flash Voyager GT has an impressive performance profile. You wouldn't know it without checking the serial numbers but Corsair have released several variants...
42.8 %22nd112 MB/s12th220 MB/s7th105 MB/s12th27 Months40th$8892nd
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
The 16GB Jumpdrive P10 decimates the existing sequential write speed records. With a sequential write speed of 161 MB/s the P10 is 52% faster than the current record...
30.9 %43rd141 MB/s7th219 MB/s9th161 MB/s5th17 Months6th$3968th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 16GB
We are a bit disappointed with this drive, our expectations were sky high but poor Crystalmark & ATTO benchmark results have let us down. We have only managed to...
17.7 %74th24.2 MB/s88th50 MB/s85th17 MB/s78th46 Months90th$1210th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB
The Store n Go had a quirky performance profile. For its price the drive shone in the CrystalDiskMark and ATTO tests but the AS-SSD real world speed test revealed th...
40.3 %27th50.6 MB/s48th81 MB/s62nd45 MB/s38th29 Months49th$119th
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB
The new Adata Dashdrive UV128 has a performance profile that closely matches its older, and recently rebranded, Dashdrive Elite S102 Pro sibling. Comparing the two s...
69.5 %6th71.1 MB/s34th114 MB/s39th69.5 MB/s27th19 Months18th$1730th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 64GB
This could have been a serious contender in the high speed USB 3.0 arena. On paper at least, with 260/220 MB/s read/write speeds, this drive would have had the highe...
36.5 %34th107 MB/s13th232 MB/s5th82 MB/s22nd21 Months22nd$9993rd
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 16GB
The Lexar S23 is an extremely interesting value proposition. The sequential read/write speeds of 100/30 MBps are very respectable considering the exceptionally low p...
27.2 %48th51.7 MB/s45th111 MB/s43rd29.9 MB/s53rd21 Months22nd$1625th
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
The Adata Dashdrive Elite S102 Pro 64GB has proven to be a popular USB 3.0 flash drive. I did a full review of the 16GB version back in 2012 and little has changed s...
85.7 %5th76.2 MB/s27th105 MB/s46th88.1 MB/s19th45 Months87th$3056th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Despite a very strong sequential read speed of 153 MB/s, we are disappointed with this drive. Given its high price point we expect a more symmetrical read/write perf...
10.5 %88th57.5 MB/s40th153 MB/s30th24 MB/s59th50 Months94th$4678th
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB
The Supersonic boost has an interesting performance profile. The drive put in an excellent performance in the random 4K write test where it significantly outperforme...
19.8 %69th35.1 MB/s67th82 MB/s60th19 MB/s73rd31 Months54th$1519th
Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Physically the Flash Voyager is longer and wider than most drives, it has a very solid and safe feel to it thanks to its somewhat oversized rubber casing. In terms o...
6.68 %94th36.2 MB/s63rd79 MB/s66th22 MB/s66th42 Months86th$4677th
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB
46.6 %21st41.4 MB/s54th105 MB/s46th18 MB/s75th18 Months14th$1519th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
We like the Kingston Datatraveler R3.0 a lot. It has an extremely well-rounded performance profile, rock solid construction, good real world performance and comes at...
25.5 %51st51.5 MB/s46th95.9 MB/s51st47.4 MB/s36th28 Months43rd$1729th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB
47.3 %19th42.1 MB/s53rd82.7 MB/s59th40.1 MB/s42nd36 Months71st$1519th
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
The Adata Dashdrive Elite S102 Pro 32GB has proven to be a popular USB 3.0 flash drive. I did a full review of the 16GB version back in August 2012 and little has ch...
68.4 %8th84 MB/s21st127 MB/s36th85.3 MB/s20th45 Months87th$2141st
20.4 %66th66.6 MB/s38th113 MB/s40th75.6 MB/s25th38 Months79th$5580th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB
36.8 %33rd36.4 MB/s60th72.2 MB/s74th35.6 MB/s50th46 Months90th$1728th
Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
We had high expectations for this drive, unfortunately we were slightly disappointed. On the positive side the drive has excellent sequential read speeds, but the pe...
18.6 %71st50.8 MB/s47th130 MB/s34th24 MB/s59th33 Months55th$2344th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 16GB
I have not done a full review of this drive but given its relatively rare positioning as a Rugged USB 3.0 drive, the first drive I put it head to head with, based in...
21.4 %65th25.3 MB/s86th75 MB/s73rd12 MB/s84th19 Months18th$107th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
2 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 88% 52GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 73% 59GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
40.5 %26th120 MB/s11th220 MB/s7th140 MB/s6th21 Months22nd$10094th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB
14 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 73% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 19% 48GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
35.9 %38th72.1 MB/s31st183 MB/s18th31.3 MB/s52nd28 Months43rd$6885th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB
25.2 %53rd36.1 MB/s64th85 MB/s57th24 MB/s59th19 Months18th$2447th
Patriot Supersonic Rage XT USB 3.0 32GB
The Rage XT offers above average read performance but, like several of the other USB 3.0 flash drives we have reviewed, it has an asymmetrical performance profile wh...
28.6 %47th71.3 MB/s32nd176 MB/s21st49 MB/s32nd26 Months34th$4270th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
25 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 81% 25GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 15% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
38.7 %29th82.6 MB/s24th187 MB/s17th39.1 MB/s43rd28 Months43rd$3665th
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 64GB
Around 15 months ago, when the 64GB Triton was released, it had one of the highest write speeds (177 MB/s) available on a consumer flash drive. Despite its great seq...
36 %36th124 MB/s9th171 MB/s25th177 MB/s4th33 Months55th$11696th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB
35.9 %37th32.6 MB/s73rd81.7 MB/s61st22.8 MB/s65th46 Months90th$3159th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
7 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 69% 27GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 17GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
34.2 %39th73.5 MB/s30th180 MB/s19th48 MB/s33rd50 Months94th$3666th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
The Kingston DataTraveler Rubber G2 has a robust (water/shock resistant) form factor and an above average performance profile for a 32GB flash drive. Comparing the p...
54.5 %13th71.1 MB/s33rd150 MB/s31st38.9 MB/s45th6 Months1st$2243rd
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
15 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 107% 30GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 27% 3GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
36 %35th131 MB/s8th226 MB/s6th127 MB/s7th27 Months40th$6184th
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
The 16GB version of this drive currently ranks 4/27 in my USB 3.0 flash drive group test. The 32GB version has the same great aesthetics as its 16GB sibling but due ...
22.5 %58th96.8 MB/s15th167 MB/s28th115 MB/s9th33 Months55th$7289th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 32GB
The 16GB version of the V3 Max has good potential thanks to its outstanding read/write speeds of 175/80 MBps. At the 32GB capacity the V3 Max is no longer as attract...
50.5 %16th90.6 MB/s19th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd17 Months6th$3058th
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB
Sandisk had phenomenal success with the Sandisk Extreme which I reviewed nearly two years ago. The Extreme is still one of the best flash drives available. I had hig...
25.5 %52nd28.3 MB/s81st75.5 MB/s71st8.85 MB/s93rd21 Months22nd$95th
11.4 %86th11.8 MB/s95th23.7 MB/s95th6.93 MB/s95th30 Months52nd$1732nd
Patriot Supersonic Magnum USB 3.0 64GB
Once upon a time this was one of the best USB 3.0 drives available... Asof today it's close to the bottom of the pack on just about every objective performance crite...
37.3 %32nd77.4 MB/s25th128 MB/s35th93 MB/s15th40 Months85th$7086th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB
24.8 %54th22.7 MB/s89th49.3 MB/s86th16 MB/s79th29 Months49th$3160th
Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
The Hama Probo is a great all round flash drive with above average performance. The retractable mechanism is good and it's both small and light. In terms of value fo...
12.6 %83rd36.8 MB/s59th71 MB/s75th36 MB/s48th36 Months71st$2548th
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 32GB
The 32GB DashDrive UV150 has an average performance profile for a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive. With sequential read/write speeds of 108/34 MBps the DashDrive favours re...
42.3 %23rd73.7 MB/s29th143 MB/s32nd55.8 MB/s30th17 Months6th$2955th
Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
The SuperSonic Pulse is one of the smaller drives we have tested. This drive has excellent all round read performance and very poor all round write performance. An a...
22.4 %59th34.6 MB/s68th93 MB/s53rd12 MB/s84th36 Months71st$1311th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
The 16GB version of the Lexar s23 has superb potential thanks to its decent read/write speeds of 100/30 MBps, an outstanding 4k random write speed of 1.1 MBps and it...
52 %15th55.4 MB/s42nd110 MB/s45th48 MB/s33rd21 Months22nd$1833rd
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB
Having just done a review of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra which wasn't a great performer but still managed to represent reasonable value for money, I was expecting much th...
31.9 %42nd25.5 MB/s85th65.9 MB/s79th8.45 MB/s94th15 Months5th$1414th
Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
The DataTraveler Elite has a very well-rounded performance profile and it excels in the area of small file (~4K) read/write speeds. With a headline sequential read/w...
19.6 %70th43.7 MB/s51st76 MB/s69th36 MB/s48th30 Months52nd$1935th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
The JumpDrive S73 is very light, weighing just 9 grams it's one of the lightest flash drives we have seen. From a performance perspective the JetFlash S73 is disappo...
16 %78th26.5 MB/s82nd46 MB/s87th21 MB/s67th33 Months55th$1415th
Patriot Tab Micro USB 3.0 32GB
The Patriot Tab has a beautifully, compact and solid form factor. In many ways it's the USB 3.0 version of the hugely successful, but terribly slow USB 2.0 DataTrave...
38.5 %30th43.3 MB/s52nd112 MB/s42nd16 MB/s79th18 Months14th$1937th
Kingmax Pop Series USB 3.0 16GB
We are concerned about the reliability of the Kingmax Pop Series flash drives. We had to repeat several of our tests due to unknown I/O errors. The drive performed w...
17.4 %75th38.9 MB/s58th93 MB/s53rd21 MB/s67th35 Months66th$1935th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB
The 16GB version of the V3 Max has good potential thanks to its outstanding read/write speeds of 175/80 MBps. At the 64GB and 32GB capacities the V3 Max is no longer...
56 %12th83 MB/s22nd175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd17 Months6th$5079th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 64GB
The 16GB version of the Lexar s23 has superb potential thanks to its decent read/write speeds of 100/30 MBps, an outstanding 4k random write speed of 0.6 MBps and it...
56.3 %11th52.9 MB/s44th102 MB/s50th47 MB/s37th21 Months22nd$3261st
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB
The V3 MAX is Verbatim's 2013 upgrade to the Store n go range of high performance USB 3.0 Flash Drives. Verbatim have promised a blisteringly fast 175 Mbps read and ...
32.6 %41st66.9 MB/s36th172 MB/s24th42.6 MB/s40th17 Months6th$1731st
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
42 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 81% 29GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 1% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
38.3 %31st64.7 MB/s39th113 MB/s40th74 MB/s26th21 Months22nd$2853rd
Adata S107 USB 3.0 16GB
Read = 100 MB/s / Write = 22 MB/s = Value rating = 5.5 ( Value is total MB/s per £ ) Weight = 13.6 g L = 8.1 W = 2.5 H = 0.9. Pros: The keyring fastener wont break,...
28.7 %46th44.2 MB/s50th105 MB/s46th24 MB/s59th33 Months55th$1311th
Emtec C650 USB 3.0 16GB
The Emtec C650 is not particularly well made, the retractable mechanism feels cheap and the drive does not perform particularly well either. At this time there are f...
9.04 %90th26.4 MB/s83rd44 MB/s92nd24 MB/s59th33 Months55th$2548th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
The DataTraveler Ultimate excels not because of its headline sequential speeds but because of its respectable and very balanced performance. Regardless of the worklo...
13.1 %82nd67.5 MB/s35th117 MB/s38th69 MB/s28th38 Months79th$4474th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB
7 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 30% 21GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 17% 18GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
21.9 %62nd30.1 MB/s77th80 MB/s64th11 MB/s87th26 Months34th$2345th
Mushkin Ventura USB 3.0 16GB
The Mushkin Ventura is the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive we have tested. There is no chance that this flash drive will obstruct adjacent ports on a computer as the dr...
8.13 %91st33.6 MB/s70th66 MB/s78th25 MB/s57th36 Months71st$3563rd
Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
The Intenso Speed Line has a slightly below average performance profile for a USB 3.0 thumb drive but it is priced extremely aggressively making it excellent value f...
22.8 %57th35.2 MB/s65th81 MB/s62nd19 MB/s73rd35 Months66th$1313th
42 %24th56 MB/s41st122 MB/s37th48 MB/s33rd26 Months34th$4576th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB
1 User Benchmark:
Best Score: 82% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 82% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
22.3 %61st92.5 MB/s17th189 MB/s16th95 MB/s13th22 Months31st$7086th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB
13 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 55% 7GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 17% 25GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
23.2 %56th22 MB/s92nd43.2 MB/s93rd17.2 MB/s77th29 Months49th$1625th
Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
We like this drive, it has the highest sequential read speed we have seen to date and the remainder of its performance profile is also respectable. At 198 MB/s the r...
18.5 %72nd77 MB/s26th198 MB/s12th45 MB/s38th26 Months34th$3564th
Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
We are disappointed with this drive, its performance is only approximately 50% higher than an average USB 2.0 drive and its not priced particularly aggressively. The...
21.6 %64th25.6 MB/s84th46 MB/s87th20 MB/s70th38 Months79th$107th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
31 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 33% 4GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 19% 20GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
22.3 %60th31.7 MB/s75th45.9 MB/s89th36.9 MB/s46th33 Months55th$2446th
Sony Micro Vault Click USB 3.0 16GB
The Micro Vault Click has a claimed read speed of up to 82 MB/s, no official figure for write speed is offered by Sony, usually a bad sign. User reviews indicate tha...
7.11 %92nd22.3 MB/s91st62.6 MB/s81st13 MB/s81st25 Months33rd$2651st
12 %84th82.7 MB/s23rd131 MB/s33rd93.6 MB/s14th45 Months87th$5882nd
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
The 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager GT is an above average performer. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 130/24 MBps the GT has a reasonable large file performanc...
21.8 %63rd75 MB/s28th157 MB/s29th41.8 MB/s41st27 Months40th$2954th
48.8 %18th39.3 MB/s55th84 MB/s58th26 MB/s54th19 Months18th$2752nd
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB
This is the third incarnation of what was once kingston's flagship flash drive. This version has a full metal body and comes with a retractable head, an improvement ...
69.3 %7th86.3 MB/s20th180 MB/s19th84 MB/s21st21 Months22nd$4270th
Kingston DataTraveler Mini USB 3.0 16GB
The 16GB DataTraveler Mini 3.0 has a tiny form factor, manages passable read speeds and is priced aggressively. With sequential read/write speeds of 76/8.9 MB/s the ...
27 %49th28.8 MB/s80th76 MB/s69th8.9 MB/s92nd11 Months2nd$93rd
Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
The Supersonic Xpress has a great physical form, the innovative retractable design features a spring loaded back which snaps into place very satisfyingly, it's tempt...
17.8 %73rd33.7 MB/s69th63 MB/s80th25 MB/s57th39 Months84th$1625th
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB
The 16GB DashDrive UV150 is a budget USB 3.0 drive from Adata. Unfortunately the performance profile is far more "budget" than the price. With sequential read/write ...
19.9 %68th45.8 MB/s49th111 MB/s44th18 MB/s75th17 Months6th$1940th
Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 16GB
The Express Duo was one of the first USB 3.0 drives to be mass produced, it has been in production for nearly two years. Benchmarks for the Express Duo are reasonabl...
14.7 %81st33.5 MB/s71st70 MB/s77th20 MB/s70th47 Months93rd$1939th
Integral Neon USB 3.0 16GB
The Integral Neon is a cheap but not so cheerful drive. On the face of it the drive has an almost reasonable sequential read speed but it's still below average for a...
16.9 %76th29.1 MB/s79th75.1 MB/s72nd10.9 MB/s89th26 Months34th$1418th
PQI Intelligent Drive Micro USB 3.0 16GB
The PQI Micro is not a fast performer, in fact, it's the slowest USB 3.0 thumb drive we have reviewed to date and it's also considerably over priced. There is howeve...
4.87 %96th20.9 MB/s93rd45.3 MB/s91st12.1 MB/s82nd24 Months32nd$3666th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 16GB
There are no read/write speeds on any of the official documentation for this drive, usually a pretty clear signal, and an accurate one in this case. I don't have thi...
11.9 %85th22.5 MB/s90th56.1 MB/s83rd11.2 MB/s86th26 Months34th$1623rd
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB
6.23 %95th33.2 MB/s72nd70.3 MB/s76th19.9 MB/s72nd35 Months66th$4575th
Busbi Bolt USB 3.0 16GB
The Busbi Bolt is a good little flash drive. It is the smallest drive we have seen to date. We appreciate its low weight, small dimensions and solid build quality. T...
16.6 %77th31.5 MB/s76th54 MB/s84th26 MB/s54th37 Months78th$1623rd
15.8 %79th29.5 MB/s78th90.4 MB/s55th12 MB/s83rd36 Months71st$1622nd
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB
3 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 71% 15GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 35% 50GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
41.6 %25th53.1 MB/s43rd104 MB/s49th53.1 MB/s31st38 Months79th$4373rd
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
4 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 82% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 23% 57GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
38.9 %28th92 MB/s18th190 MB/s15th90 MB/s18th50 Months94th$8090th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB
13 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 50% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 37GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
15.4 %80th31.9 MB/s74th45.9 MB/s89th36.8 MB/s47th33 Months55th$7086th
Patriot Element USB 3.0 16GB
The Patriot Element is the second Micro USB 3.0 flash drive we have seen, unlike its predecessor, the PQI Micro USB, it was released in 2013. We had high hopes for t...
6.79 %93rd17.5 MB/s94th34.7 MB/s94th11 MB/s87th21 Months22nd$2242nd
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