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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(30.2)
Avg. bench(18.4)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(50.7)
Peak 4k-W(1.87)
Age months(52)
Price(36.2)
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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 4.9k
81
100th
74.2
25 ↔ 108
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
71
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $88
Samples 3.3k
73
100th
13.2
34th
66.2
24 ↔ 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
91st
10.1
98th
71
5th
$88
9th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4.2k
67
100th
37.1
72nd
25.9
9 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
55.9
70th
2.01
77th
45
95th
$12
80th
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.4k
67
100th
58.5
30 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
40th
62
71st
10.1
98th
71
5th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $41
Samples 276
64
99th
38
73rd
45.1
11 ↔ 86
96th
64GB
59th
198
98th
1.01
44th
39
97th
$41
30th
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 2.7k
63
99th
20.5
48th
19.9
9 ↔ 32
67th
16GB
40th
38.9
53rd
1.55
60th
45
95th
$8
93rd
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 746
62
99th
27.6
61st
17.3
8 ↔ 33
62nd
32GB
52nd
52.8
69th
1.32
53rd
62
9th
$11
85th
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 56
61
99th
50.7
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
100th
1.1
46th
60
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 607
61
99th
24.1
10 ↔ 36
74th
32GB
52nd
45.6
66th
1.17
48th
49
74th
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 59
60
98th
61.4
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
58th
60
10th
11
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $20
Samples 3.3k
60
98th
46.8
80th
26.2
10 ↔ 39
79th
64GB
59th
56.8
70th
1.85
71st
45
95th
$20
61st
12
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 674
60
98th
17.8
44th
16.3
8 ↔ 26
56th
16GB
40th
23
42nd
0.24
25th
79
2nd
$8
95th
13
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $52
Samples 334
60
98th
11.1
29th
33.3
12 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
68.2
72nd
1.67
64th
70
6th
$52
22nd
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 115
60
98th
33.8
11 ↔ 66
90th
32GB
52nd
103
85th
0.98
44th
39
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 290
59
98th
25.2
10 ↔ 39
77th
16GB
40th
47.4
67th
0.6
33rd
71
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 685
59
98th
17.5
43rd
16
7 ↔ 33
54th
16GB
40th
45
66th
1.43
56th
72
5th
$8
95th
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 27
58
97th
32.2
9 ↔ 61
89th
16GB
40th
161
95th
1.4
55th
60
10th
18
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $14
Samples 8.7k
58
97th
35.5
70th
28.3
13 ↔ 42
83rd
32GB
52nd
8.45
13th
0.08
17th
58
10th
$14
76th
19
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
64
8th
20
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 46
57
97th
16.4
9 ↔ 36
57th
16GB
40th
21
40th
0.1
19th
78
3rd
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 326
57
97th
25.7
9 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
64
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 470
57
97th
36.2
9 ↔ 57
91st
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
47th
78
3rd
23
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 146
57
97th
33.6
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
86th
0.15
21st
70
6th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 156
57
97th
16.8
8 ↔ 37
59th
16GB
40th
22
41st
0.18
22nd
85
1st
25
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $16
Samples 650
57
97th
3
3rd
5.48
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
40th
5.56
4th
0.4
29th
77
3rd
$16
69th
26
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $41
Samples 227
57
97th
28.1
62nd
32.6
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
61
9th
$41
31st
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 19
56
96th
31.7
11 ↔ 46
88th
16GB
40th
106
87th
0.3
26th
76
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 4.6k
56
96th
37.1
72nd
23.8
10 ↔ 44
73rd
16GB
40th
8.85
14th
0.08
17th
64
9th
$6
100th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $33
Samples 14
56
96th
5.77
13th
22
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
40th
45
66th
0.31
27th
69
7th
$33
37th
30
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 97
55
95th
24.5
8 ↔ 43
75th
16GB
40th
24
42nd
0.21
24th
76
4th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
8.72
6 ↔ 13
31st
16GB
40th
12
28th
0.13
20th
79
2nd
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12
55
95th
13.8
10 ↔ 19
43rd
16GB
40th
36
48th
0.11
20th
79
2nd
33
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 10k
55
95th
15.1
38th
13.6
6 ↔ 24
42nd
16GB
40th
9.9
18th
0.05
15th
61
9th
$8
97th
34
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 59
54
95th
22.8
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
40th
69
72nd
0.7
35th
81
2nd
35
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 24
54
95th
37.9
10 ↔ 54
93rd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
76
4th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $33
Samples 46
54
95th
12.4
32nd
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.1
19th
93
0th
$33
37th
37
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $20
Samples 256
54
95th
41.6
77th
23.8
9 ↔ 43
73rd
64GB
59th
92.8
78th
1.43
56th
88
1st
$20
59th
38
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB $23
Samples 293
54
95th
14.9
37th
19.6
9 ↔ 32
66th
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.6
33rd
64
8th
$23
50th
39
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $20
Samples 22
54
95th
43.6
79th
24.9
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
59th
80
74th
0.96
44th
60
10th
$20
58th
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 685
54
95th
28.5
64th
19.3
8 ↔ 31
66th
32GB
52nd
50
68th
1
44th
88
1st
$12
83rd
41
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 45
54
95th
14.6
9 ↔ 20
46th
16GB
40th
25
43rd
0.02
8th
82
1st
42
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 102
54
95th
11.3
7 ↔ 16
38th
16GB
40th
20
39th
0.2
23rd
81
2nd
43
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 81
54
95th
11.3
30th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
40th
19
38th
0.7
35th
74
4th
$10
88th
44
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 188
54
95th
11.6
8 ↔ 14
39th
16GB
40th
21
40th
0.21
24th
76
4th
45
Compare Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $14
Samples 406
54
95th
8.27
24th
13
7 ↔ 26
41st
16GB
40th
23.9
42nd
0.9
42nd
60
10th
$14
77th
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $35
Samples 914
54
95th
22
51st
21.9
8 ↔ 41
70th
64GB
59th
99.1
81st
0.86
41st
40
97th
$35
35th
47
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 20
53
92nd
16.5
10 ↔ 29
58th
16GB
40th
24
42nd
0.23
25th
93
0th
48
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 66
53
92nd
12
7 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
40th
19
38th
0.76
38th
78
3rd
49
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 51
53
92nd
21
9 ↔ 30
69th
16GB
40th
38.7
52nd
0.99
44th
70
6th
50
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 62
53
92nd
15.9
10 ↔ 22
53rd
16GB
40th
36
48th
0.46
30th
73
5th
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Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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