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August 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. ...
63.7 %9th143 MB/s6th196 MB/s14th62 MB/s29th26 Months43rd$1932nd
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...
93.3 %3rd166 MB/s5th202 MB/s10th117 MB/s8th26 Months43rd$3057th
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...
23.1 %55th24.5 MB/s87th62.6 MB/s80th9.9 MB/s91st16 Months14th$93rd
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For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014).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...
109 %2nd187 MB/s2nd197 MB/s13th188 MB/s3rd26 Months43rd$5884th
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...
53.2 %16th170 MB/s4th250 MB/s2nd215 MB/s2nd15 Months6th$5482nd
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 %44th66.6 MB/s36th170 MB/s26th39 MB/s43rd31 Months55th$1932nd
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 %41st141 MB/s7th219 MB/s8th161 MB/s5th15 Months6th$3869th
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...
65.3 %8th121 MB/s10th247 MB/s3rd109 MB/s10th33 Months66th$6386th
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 %23rd112 MB/s12th220 MB/s6th105 MB/s12th25 Months40th$8892nd
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...
15.8 %76th95.2 MB/s16th169 MB/s27th106 MB/s11th31 Months55th$5180th
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...
59.4 %12th171 MB/s3rd235 MB/s4th231 MB/s1st15 Months6th$9793rd
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 ...
25 %51st36.3 MB/s60th80 MB/s63rd26 MB/s54th34 Months71st$128th
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 %70th24.2 MB/s88th50 MB/s84th17 MB/s78th44 Months90th$126th
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...
22.7 %58th51.5 MB/s46th95.9 MB/s50th47.4 MB/s36th26 Months43rd$1934th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB
56.8 %14th42.1 MB/s52nd82.7 MB/s58th40.1 MB/s41st34 Months71st$129th
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...
22.8 %56th39.2 MB/s55th90 MB/s55th23 MB/s64th34 Months71st$1417th
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...
10.7 %87th36.2 MB/s61st77 MB/s66th21 MB/s67th33 Months66th$2954th
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB
30.7 %43rd35.2 MB/s65th94.8 MB/s51st10.9 MB/s90th36 Months79th$105th
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 %89th10.2 MB/s96th16.9 MB/s96th5.56 MB/s96th32 Months65th$92nd
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB
36.3 %35th36.4 MB/s59th72.2 MB/s73rd35.6 MB/s48th44 Months90th$1725th
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB
38 %31st41.4 MB/s53rd105 MB/s45th18 MB/s75th16 Months14th$1829th
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...
29.1 %46th51.7 MB/s45th111 MB/s41st29.9 MB/s53rd19 Months22nd$1519th
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...
173 %1st344 MB/s1st266 MB/s1st91.6 MB/s17th9 Months2nd$6387th
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...
18.5 %68th35.1 MB/s66th82 MB/s59th19 MB/s73rd29 Months54th$1623rd
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/s62nd79 MB/s65th22 MB/s66th40 Months86th$4675th
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...
36.1 %36th50.6 MB/s48th81 MB/s61st45 MB/s38th27 Months49th$127th
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...
88.7 %4th76.2 MB/s27th105 MB/s45th88.1 MB/s19th43 Months87th$2955th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB
25.2 %50th36.1 MB/s63rd85 MB/s56th24 MB/s59th17 Months18th$2446th
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...
15.7 %77th26.5 MB/s82nd46 MB/s87th21 MB/s67th31 Months55th$1415th
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 ...
45.8 %20th39.2 MB/s56th77 MB/s66th32 MB/s51st10 Months4th$1416th
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...
51.3 %17th52.9 MB/s44th102 MB/s49th47 MB/s37th19 Months22nd$3563rd
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...
61.4 %10th69.7 MB/s32nd109 MB/s43rd69.5 MB/s27th17 Months18th$1935th
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/s59th48 Months94th$4676th
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...
39 %28th55.4 MB/s42nd110 MB/s42nd48 MB/s33rd19 Months22nd$2445th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB
35.4 %38th32.6 MB/s72nd81.7 MB/s60th22.8 MB/s65th44 Months90th$3160th
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 %65th43.7 MB/s50th76 MB/s68th36 MB/s46th28 Months52nd$1930th
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 %59th96.8 MB/s15th167 MB/s28th115 MB/s9th31 Months55th$7290th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
20 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 101% 25GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 12% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
48.2 %19th79.6 MB/s24th187 MB/s17th39.1 MB/s42nd26 Months43rd$2853rd
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...
6.78 %93rd22.3 MB/s91st62.6 MB/s80th13 MB/s81st23 Months33rd$2852nd
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...
23.5 %54th25.6 MB/s84th46 MB/s87th20 MB/s70th36 Months79th$94th
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 %37th124 MB/s9th171 MB/s25th177 MB/s4th31 Months55th$11696th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB
11 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 63% 18GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 30% 48GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
60.8 %11th72.1 MB/s30th183 MB/s18th31.3 MB/s52nd26 Months43rd$4070th
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...
15.2 %79th25.3 MB/s86th75 MB/s72nd12 MB/s84th17 Months18th$1414th
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...
37.8 %32nd77.4 MB/s25th128 MB/s34th93 MB/s15th38 Months85th$6988th
20.4 %64th66.6 MB/s37th113 MB/s38th75.6 MB/s25th36 Months79th$5583rd
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/s22nd19 Months22nd$9994th
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...
37.6 %33rd28.3 MB/s80th75.5 MB/s70th8.85 MB/s93rd19 Months22nd$61st
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
2 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 78% 52GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 59% 59GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
40.5 %24th120 MB/s11th220 MB/s6th140 MB/s6th19 Months22nd$10095th
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/s58th71 MB/s74th36 MB/s46th34 Months71st$2547th
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...
57.4 %13th89.4 MB/s19th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd15 Months6th$2650th
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...
40.5 %25th64.2 MB/s39th108 MB/s44th55.8 MB/s30th15 Months6th$2751st
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
5 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 81% 22GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 28% 59GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
66 %7th97.8 MB/s14th200 MB/s11th92 MB/s16th16 Months14th$5078th
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 ...
27.4 %48th66.9 MB/s35th172 MB/s24th42.6 MB/s40th15 Months6th$2138th
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 ...
67.7 %6th86.3 MB/s20th180 MB/s19th84 MB/s21st19 Months22nd$4372nd
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 %67th77 MB/s26th198 MB/s12th45 MB/s38th24 Months34th$3566th
11.4 %86th11.8 MB/s95th23.7 MB/s95th6.93 MB/s95th28 Months52nd$1726th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
9 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 141% 11GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 55% 5GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
39.9 %26th125 MB/s8th206 MB/s9th127 MB/s7th25 Months40th$5381st
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...
68.7 %5th81.3 MB/s23rd127 MB/s35th85.3 MB/s20th43 Months87th$2037th
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 %72nd38.9 MB/s57th93 MB/s52nd21 MB/s67th33 Months66th$1930th
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/s59th31 Months55th$2547th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB
9 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 48% 15GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 25GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
16.4 %75th22 MB/s92nd43.2 MB/s93rd17.2 MB/s77th27 Months49th$2341st
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/s34th117 MB/s37th69 MB/s28th36 Months79th$4473rd
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 %66th50.8 MB/s47th130 MB/s33rd24 MB/s59th31 Months55th$2343rd
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/s82nd11.2 MB/s86th24 Months34th$1620th
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...
29.2 %45th43.3 MB/s51st112 MB/s40th16 MB/s79th16 Months14th$2549th
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...
38.2 %30th71.3 MB/s31st176 MB/s21st49 MB/s32nd24 Months34th$3161st
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 %15th83 MB/s21st175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd15 Months6th$5078th
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/s64th81 MB/s61st19 MB/s73rd33 Months66th$1312th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
3 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 51% 29GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 22% 17GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
34.2 %39th73.5 MB/s28th180 MB/s19th48 MB/s33rd48 Months94th$3667th
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 %69th33.7 MB/s68th63 MB/s79th25 MB/s57th37 Months84th$1623rd
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB
1 User Benchmark:
Best Score: 65% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 65% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
22.3 %61st92.5 MB/s17th189 MB/s16th95 MB/s13th20 Months31st$7089th
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 %60th34.6 MB/s67th93 MB/s52nd12 MB/s84th34 Months71st$1310th
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 ...
13.3 %81st27.5 MB/s81st49.9 MB/s85th18 MB/s75th15 Months6th$1727th
15.6 %78th29.5 MB/s77th90.4 MB/s54th12 MB/s83rd34 Months71st$1622nd
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 %47th44.2 MB/s49th105 MB/s45th24 MB/s59th31 Months55th$1310th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB
25.6 %49th22.7 MB/s89th49.3 MB/s86th16 MB/s79th27 Months49th$3057th
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/s69th66 MB/s77th25 MB/s57th34 Months71st$3564th
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 ...
17.6 %71st28.8 MB/s79th76 MB/s68th8.9 MB/s92nd9 Months2nd$1413th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
27 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 43% 4GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 21% 28GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
24 %52nd31.7 MB/s74th45.9 MB/s89th36.9 MB/s44th31 Months55th$2240th
44.2 %22nd39.3 MB/s54th84 MB/s57th26 MB/s54th17 Months18th$3057th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
34 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 98% 15GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 3% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
34.1 %40th64.7 MB/s38th113 MB/s38th74 MB/s26th19 Months22nd$3262nd
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...
50.8 %18th69.2 MB/s33rd150 MB/s31st34.2 MB/s50th4 Months1st$2342nd
39.4 %27th56 MB/s41st122 MB/s36th48 MB/s33rd24 Months34th$4877th
12 %84th82.7 MB/s22nd131 MB/s32nd93.6 MB/s14th43 Months87th$5885th
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 %80th33.5 MB/s70th70 MB/s76th20 MB/s70th45 Months93rd$1936th
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 %92nd17.5 MB/s94th34.7 MB/s94th11 MB/s87th19 Months22nd$2239th
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB
6.23 %95th33.2 MB/s71st70.3 MB/s75th19.9 MB/s72nd33 Months66th$4574th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB
11 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 54% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 16% 60GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
30.8 %42nd31.9 MB/s73rd45.9 MB/s89th36.8 MB/s45th31 Months55th$3565th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB
5 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 32% 18GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 23% 18GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
21.9 %62nd30.1 MB/s76th80 MB/s63rd11 MB/s87th24 Months34th$2344th
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 %63rd72.2 MB/s29th157 MB/s29th35 MB/s49th25 Months40th$2956th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
3 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 52% 59GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 24% 26GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
38.9 %29th92 MB/s18th190 MB/s15th90 MB/s18th48 Months94th$8091st
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB
2 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 50% 28GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 44% 50GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
44.8 %21st53.1 MB/s43rd104 MB/s48th53.1 MB/s31st36 Months79th$4070th
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...
23.9 %53rd25.5 MB/s85th65.9 MB/s78th8.45 MB/s94th13 Months5th$1828th
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 %74th31.5 MB/s75th54 MB/s83rd26 MB/s54th35 Months78th$1620th
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 %73rd29.1 MB/s78th75.1 MB/s71st10.9 MB/s89th24 Months34th$1417th
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/s82nd22 Months32nd$3667th
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