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Speed test your USB in less than a minute.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, 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 current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures.[USBFlashPro]

634 USBs
Media
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.7)
Value(26.4)
Avg. bench(18.2)
Capacity(406)
Peak write(50.4)
Peak 4k-W(1.88)
Age months(49)
Price(41)
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FAQ

Why is bigger better?

Larger capacity drives often have higher write speeds... more

What are the main factors to look out for?

Speed, price, capacity, USB version and weight... more

Do dimensions matter?

Sometimes flash drives can obstruct adjacent USB ports on your computer... more

File system considerations?

FAT32 is more portable but NTFS is both more secure and works with individual files larger than 4GB... more

Why should USB 2.0 Flash Drives be avoided?

USB 3.0 is the future aware choice in today's market... more

What is effective USB Flash Drive speed?

A measure of how responsive a Flash Drive is to typical user access patterns. Sandisk Extreme 64GB ~= 100%... more

What is the Flash Drive value for money rating?

A measure of real world Flash Drive performance and capacity per unit cost... more

How do you install an OS from a USB flash drive?

Use a utility to create a bootable USB then set your BIOS to boot from it... more

What is queue depth?

The number of simultaneous requests on a drive's request queue... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

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1
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4.7k
80
100th
75.1
27 ↔ 108
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
68
6th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3.2k
73
100th
66.9
26 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
117
91st
10.1
98th
68
6th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 3.9k
67
100th
36.8
77th
25.8
10 ↔ 39
79th
32GB
52nd
55.8
70th
2.03
79th
42
96th
$12
83rd
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.3k
67
100th
58.8
30 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
71st
10.1
98th
68
6th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 250
64
99th
43.7
11 ↔ 86
95th
64GB
59th
198
98th
1
44th
36
98th
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 2.4k
63
99th
20.6
56th
20.4
10 ↔ 32
69th
16GB
41st
41
59th
1.54
60th
42
96th
$9
93rd
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 656
62
99th
25.3
65th
17.3
8 ↔ 33
62nd
32GB
52nd
53.1
69th
1.32
53rd
59
9th
$12
83rd
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 53
61
99th
51.7
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
100th
1.1
46th
57
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 574
61
99th
24
10 ↔ 36
75th
32GB
52nd
46.2
67th
1.17
48th
46
74th
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 58
60
98th
60.9
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
58th
57
10th
11
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $28
Samples 294
60
98th
20.6
56th
33.5
12 ↔ 51
90th
32GB
52nd
65.4
72nd
1.67
64th
67
6th
$28
43rd
12
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $21
Samples 3k
60
98th
44.7
83rd
26.7
10 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
59th
56.5
71st
1.84
72nd
42
96th
$21
60th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $13
Samples 616
60
98th
10.8
30th
16
8 ↔ 25
55th
16GB
41st
23
42nd
0.24
25th
76
2nd
$13
81st
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB $62
Samples 102
60
98th
9.37
27th
33.1
11 ↔ 66
90th
32GB
52nd
98.9
81st
0.98
44th
36
98th
$62
17th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 273
59
98th
25.1
10 ↔ 39
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
33rd
68
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 603
59
98th
15.5
43rd
15.9
7 ↔ 33
54th
16GB
41st
45
66th
1.43
57th
69
5th
$9
92nd
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 25
58
97th
34.1
9 ↔ 61
91st
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
56th
57
10th
18
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB $70
Samples 4
58
97th
22.5
60th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
61
9th
$70
16th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $13
Samples 7.1k
58
97th
40
79th
29.7
13 ↔ 43
86th
32GB
52nd
8.45
13th
0.08
17th
55
11th
$13
82nd
20
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 40
57
97th
16.1
9 ↔ 36
56th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.1
19th
75
3rd
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 439
57
97th
36.2
9 ↔ 58
92nd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
48th
75
3rd
22
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB $47
Samples 129
57
97th
24.9
64th
33.6
10 ↔ 59
90th
64GB
59th
105
87th
0.15
21st
67
6th
$47
24th
23
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $33
Samples 205
57
97th
33.6
73rd
32.2
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
78th
0.33
27th
58
9th
$33
37th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 147
57
97th
16.9
8 ↔ 37
61st
16GB
41st
22
41st
0.18
22nd
82
1st
25
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $10
Samples 589
57
97th
4.86
10th
5.47
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
4th
0.4
29th
74
3rd
$10
88th
26
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 301
56
96th
25.4
9 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
61
9th
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 17
56
96th
32.5
11 ↔ 46
89th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
26th
73
4th
28
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 83
56
96th
23.3
8 ↔ 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
43rd
0.21
24th
73
4th
29
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 3.8k
56
96th
21.3
57th
23.7
11 ↔ 45
74th
16GB
41st
8.85
14th
0.08
17th
61
9th
$10
89th
30
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $28
Samples 12
56
96th
6.95
19th
22
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
66th
0.31
27th
66
7th
$28
45th
31
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 55
55
95th
22.6
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
35th
78
2nd
32
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 8.8k
55
95th
13.2
36th
14
6 ↔ 24
45th
16GB
41st
9.9
19th
0.05
14th
58
9th
$9
91st
33
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
8.72
6 ↔ 13
31st
16GB
41st
12
28th
0.13
20th
76
2nd
34
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12
55
95th
13.8
10 ↔ 19
44th
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
19th
76
2nd
35
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 22
54
94th
37.6
10 ↔ 54
93rd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
73
4th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $31
Samples 42
54
94th
13.9
38th
24.6
11 ↔ 37
76th
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.1
19th
90
0th
$31
40th
37
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $24
Samples 224
54
94th
34.9
74th
23.9
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
59th
93.8
78th
1.45
57th
85
1st
$24
51st
38
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB $25
Samples 271
54
94th
13.9
39th
19.9
9 ↔ 32
68th
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.6
33rd
61
9th
$25
48th
39
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $43
Samples 22
54
94th
20.5
55th
24.9
9 ↔ 45
77th
64GB
59th
80
74th
0.96
43rd
57
10th
$43
29th
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 615
54
94th
28.2
69th
19.4
8 ↔ 31
67th
32GB
52nd
50.4
69th
1.01
44th
85
1st
$12
83rd
41
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 91
54
94th
11.3
7 ↔ 16
39th
16GB
41st
20
39th
0.2
23rd
78
2nd
42
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 179
54
94th
11.6
8 ↔ 14
39th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.21
24th
73
4th
43
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 42
54
94th
14.8
9 ↔ 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
44th
0.02
8th
79
1st
44
Compare Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 352
54
94th
14.1
39th
12.9
7 ↔ 25
41st
16GB
41st
24.5
44th
0.9
42nd
57
10th
$8
96th
45
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $12
Samples 76
54
94th
9.51
28th
13
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.7
35th
71
5th
$12
84th
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $27
Samples 771
54
94th
28.9
71st
22.2
8 ↔ 41
71st
64GB
59th
100
82nd
0.86
41st
37
98th
$27
46th
47
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 45
53
92nd
20.9
8 ↔ 30
69th
16GB
41st
38.7
53rd
1.2
49th
67
6th
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
53
92nd
15.6
10 ↔ 22
52nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
30th
70
5th
49
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 19
53
92nd
15.9
10 ↔ 27
54th
16GB
41st
24
43rd
0.23
25th
90
0th
50
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 62
53
92nd
12
7 ↔ 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.76
37th
75
3rd
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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $206SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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