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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(30.4)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(51)
Peak 4k-W(1.89)
Age months(55)
Price(38.6)
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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 4.7k
81
100th
72.5
24 ↔ 107
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
74
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $343
Samples 3.2k
73
100th
3.33
6th
65.3
23 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
117
91st
10.1
98th
74
5th
$343
1st
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 3.9k
67
100th
37.3
71st
25.6
10 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
58.6
70th
3.5
95th
48
95th
$12
81st
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.5k
66
99th
58.5
29 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
71st
10.1
98th
74
5th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $206
Samples 288
64
99th
7.84
23rd
46.2
11 ↔ 87
96th
64GB
59th
199
99th
1.01
45th
42
97th
$206
2nd
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 2.8k
63
99th
20.8
50th
20
9 ↔ 31
67th
16GB
41st
40.8
58th
2.4
89th
48
95th
$8
93rd
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 826
62
99th
33.5
68th
17.2
8 ↔ 32
61st
32GB
52nd
50.9
68th
1.28
51st
65
9th
$9
91st
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 57
61
99th
50.1
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
100th
1.1
46th
63
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 639
61
99th
24.2
10 ↔ 36
74th
32GB
52nd
47
67th
1.17
48th
52
73rd
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 60
60
98th
60.6
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
58th
63
10th
11
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 712
60
98th
17.8
44th
16.3
8 ↔ 26
56th
16GB
41st
23
41st
0.24
25th
82
2nd
$8
94th
12
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $19
Samples 3.5k
60
98th
49.2
80th
27.4
11 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
59th
85.2
75th
3
94th
48
95th
$19
58th
13
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 124
60
98th
33.7
11 ↔ 67
90th
32GB
52nd
112
89th
0.98
44th
42
97th
14
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $52
Samples 354
60
98th
11.1
32nd
33
11 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
66.8
71st
1.67
64th
73
6th
$52
23rd
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 300
59
98th
24.9
10 ↔ 39
76th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
32nd
73
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 749
59
98th
18.3
45th
16
7 ↔ 33
54th
16GB
41st
45
65th
1.43
56th
75
5th
$8
97th
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 28
58
97th
31.6
9 ↔ 61
88th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
55th
63
10th
18
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
67
8th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 7.5k
58
97th
37.2
71st
25.1
11 ↔ 39
77th
32GB
52nd
8.45
10th
0.08
17th
61
11th
$12
81st
20
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 691
58
97th
8.03
24th
5.5
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
3rd
0.4
29th
80
3rd
$6
100th
21
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $40
Samples 239
58
97th
27.9
60th
32.2
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
64
9th
$40
33rd
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 334
57
97th
25.8
9 ↔ 40
78th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
67
8th
23
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 51
57
97th
15.9
9 ↔ 36
52nd
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.1
18th
81
3rd
24
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 485
57
97th
36.7
9 ↔ 59
92nd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
47th
81
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 160
57
97th
33.2
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
86th
0.15
21st
73
6th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 166
57
97th
16.7
8 ↔ 37
59th
16GB
41st
22
41st
0.18
22nd
88
1st
27
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 5.2k
57
97th
24.9
56th
22.8
10 ↔ 39
72nd
16GB
41st
8.85
12th
0.08
17th
67
9th
$8
94th
28
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 22
56
96th
29.7
11 ↔ 46
86th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
27th
79
4th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $113
Samples 14
56
96th
1.7
1st
22
11 ↔ 38
70th
16GB
41st
45
65th
0.31
27th
72
7th
$113
6th
30
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 10k
56
96th
12
33rd
13
6 ↔ 25
41st
16GB
41st
9.9
15th
0.05
14th
64
9th
$9
88th
31
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 107
55
95th
23.4
8 ↔ 43
72nd
16GB
41st
24
42nd
0.21
24th
79
4th
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12
55
95th
13.8
10 ↔ 19
43rd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
20th
82
2nd
33
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 16
55
95th
8.98
6 ↔ 13
32nd
16GB
41st
12
25th
0.13
20th
82
2nd
34
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 60
54
95th
22.9
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
35th
84
2nd
35
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 27
54
95th
37.1
10 ↔ 54
92nd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
79
4th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 47
54
95th
23.4
11 ↔ 37
72nd
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.1
18th
96
0th
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 307
54
95th
19.7
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.6
32nd
67
8th
38
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $59
Samples 24
54
95th
14.7
39th
25
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
0.96
44th
63
10th
$59
22nd
39
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 49
54
95th
14.9
9 ↔ 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
43rd
0.02
8th
85
1st
40
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 116
54
95th
11.1
7 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
20
39th
0.2
23rd
84
2nd
41
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 202
54
95th
11.5
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.21
24th
79
4th
42
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $39
Samples 980
54
95th
19.6
48th
21.7
8 ↔ 39
70th
64GB
59th
98.5
81st
0.85
41st
43
97th
$39
35th
43
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 84
54
95th
10.3
30th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.7
35th
77
4th
$11
82nd
44
Compare Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $14
Samples 454
54
95th
8.21
26th
13
7 ↔ 26
41st
16GB
41st
24.3
43rd
0.91
42nd
63
10th
$14
76th
45
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $17
Samples 269
54
95th
49.4
81st
24
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
59th
94.4
78th
1.44
56th
91
1st
$17
65th
46
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $10
Samples 728
54
95th
32.3
66th
19.4
8 ↔ 31
66th
32GB
52nd
49.7
68th
1
44th
91
1st
$10
85th
47
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 66
53
93rd
15.8
10 ↔ 22
52nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
31st
76
5th
48
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 70
53
93rd
11.9
7 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.76
37th
81
3rd
49
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 57
53
93rd
20.7
9 ↔ 30
68th
16GB
41st
38.7
52nd
0.99
44th
73
6th
50
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 170
53
93rd
18.1
9 ↔ 38
64th
32GB
52nd
36.8
49th
1.19
49th
73
6th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $172SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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