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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]

639 USBs
Media
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.7)
Value(31.9)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(51.3)
Peak 4k-W(1.87)
Age months(56)
Price(36.9)
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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 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

What is sustained sequential write speed?

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

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1
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4.3k
82
100th
71.9
22 ↔ 109
99th
64GB
60th
188
98th
8.9
98th
75
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $343
Samples 2.9k
73
100th
3.29
6th
64.4
25 ↔ 92
99th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
75
5th
$343
1st
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 3.7k
67
100th
40.2
74th
25.6
12 ↔ 38
78th
32GB
52nd
96.7
79th
3.7
95th
49
95th
$11
81st
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.6k
66
99th
58.2
29 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
71st
10.1
98th
75
5th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $206
Samples 296
64
99th
7.85
22nd
46.2
11 ↔ 87
96th
64GB
60th
199
98th
1.01
44th
43
97th
$206
2nd
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 2.9k
63
99th
21.4
49th
20.3
9 ↔ 31
68th
16GB
41st
40.9
58th
2.6
92nd
49
95th
$8
91st
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 863
62
99th
37.8
71st
17.2
8 ↔ 32
61st
32GB
52nd
50.8
68th
1.3
51st
66
9th
$8
93rd
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 59
61
99th
49.1
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
60th
231
100th
1.1
46th
64
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 654
61
99th
24.1
10 ↔ 36
74th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
1.17
48th
53
73rd
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 61
60
98th
59.9
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
57th
64
10th
11
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $24
Samples 367
60
98th
24
53rd
33
11 ↔ 51
90th
32GB
52nd
67.1
71st
1.66
63rd
74
6th
$24
49th
12
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 140
60
98th
33.9
11 ↔ 70
90th
32GB
52nd
123
91st
0.99
44th
43
97th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 738
60
98th
17.8
43rd
16.3
8 ↔ 27
56th
16GB
41st
23
41st
0.24
25th
83
2nd
$8
93rd
14
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 3.5k
60
98th
41.7
77th
27.1
12 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
60th
90.3
76th
3.2
94th
49
95th
$23
51st
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 304
59
98th
25.1
10 ↔ 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
33rd
75
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 794
59
98th
25.7
56th
16.1
7 ↔ 33
55th
16GB
41st
45
65th
1.43
55th
76
5th
$6
100th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 10k
59
98th
37.7
70th
24.4
10 ↔ 36
75th
32GB
52nd
8.45
8th
0.08
16th
62
10th
$11
81st
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 ↔ 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
54th
64
10th
19
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 719
58
97th
8.02
24th
5.49
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
29th
81
3rd
$6
99th
20
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
60th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
68
8th
21
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $40
Samples 244
58
97th
28
61st
32.4
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
60th
92
77th
0.33
27th
65
9th
$40
31st
22
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
57
97th
15.9
9 ↔ 36
53rd
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.1
18th
82
3rd
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 339
57
97th
25.9
9 ↔ 40
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
68
8th
24
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 494
57
97th
36.8
9 ↔ 60
92nd
64GB
60th
109
88th
1.15
48th
82
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 163
57
97th
33.1
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
60th
105
86th
0.15
21st
74
6th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 174
57
97th
16.6
9 ↔ 37
58th
16GB
41st
22
40th
0.18
22nd
89
1st
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 22
56
96th
29.7
11 ↔ 46
87th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
26th
80
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 5.2k
56
96th
23
52nd
21.4
11 ↔ 33
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
10th
0.08
16th
68
9th
$8
92nd
29
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 11k
56
96th
15.1
38th
13.1
5 ↔ 24
41st
16GB
41st
9.9
13th
0.05
14th
65
9th
$8
96th
30
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 14
56
96th
22
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
65th
0.31
27th
73
7th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 18
55
95th
9.19
6 ↔ 15
32nd
16GB
41st
12
23rd
0.13
20th
83
2nd
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 ↔ 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
19th
83
2nd
33
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 110
55
95th
23.5
8 ↔ 43
72nd
16GB
41st
24
42nd
0.21
24th
80
4th
34
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 62
54
95th
22.9
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
71st
0.7
35th
85
2nd
35
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 48
54
95th
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.1
18th
97
0th
36
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 27
54
95th
37.1
10 ↔ 54
92nd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
80
4th
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $39
Samples 1k
54
95th
19.6
46th
21.7
8 ↔ 39
70th
64GB
60th
98.5
81st
0.85
41st
44
97th
$39
33rd
38
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $29
Samples 25
54
95th
29.6
62nd
24.5
9 ↔ 45
75th
64GB
60th
80
73rd
0.96
43rd
64
10th
$29
41st
39
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 119
54
95th
11.2
7 ↔ 16
38th
16GB
41st
20
39th
0.2
23rd
85
2nd
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $15
Samples 282
54
95th
56.1
85th
24
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
60th
96.4
79th
1.43
55th
92
1st
$15
69th
41
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 323
54
95th
19.8
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.6
33rd
68
8th
42
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
54
95th
14.8
9 ↔ 20
47th
16GB
41st
25
43rd
0.02
8th
86
1st
43
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 208
54
95th
11.4
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.21
24th
80
4th
44
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 86
54
95th
10.3
30th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
37th
0.7
35th
78
4th
$11
82nd
45
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $10
Samples 748
54
95th
34.5
67th
19.5
9 ↔ 31
67th
32GB
52nd
49.5
68th
1.01
44th
92
1st
$10
85th
46
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 172
53
93rd
18
9 ↔ 38
64th
32GB
52nd
36.7
49th
1.19
49th
75
6th
47
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 59
53
93rd
21
9 ↔ 31
69th
16GB
41st
43
64th
0.99
44th
74
6th
48
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 75
53
93rd
11.9
8 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
37th
0.76
37th
82
3rd
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 71
53
93rd
16.1
11 ↔ 22
54th
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
30th
77
5th
50
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $18
Samples 22
53
93rd
8
24th
16.5
10 ↔ 29
57th
16GB
41st
24
42nd
0.23
25th
97
0th
$18
60th
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