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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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Why is bigger better?

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

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

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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 does MBps mean?

MBps and MB/s refer to megabytes per second which are units of data transfer speed... more

How big is 16GB?

Approximately enough space to hold 3,200 mp3 audio files... more

What is AS SSD real world copy speed?

The speed at which files can be copied from from one directory to another on the same drive... more

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

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Max Avg Min 100 21.1 2.69 192 34.1 5.42 266 119 16.9 231 52.4 5.56 55 33.3 7 116 31 5.38
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. ...
36.3 %12th76.6 %6th196 MB/s14th62 MB/s30th33 Months46th$1838th
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...
52.4 %5th88.6 %5th202 MB/s10th117 MB/s8th33 Months46th$3063rd
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...
77.7 %2nd100 %2nd197 MB/s13th188 MB/s3rd33 Months46th$4579th
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...
12.7 %61st13.1 %89th62.6 MB/s83rd9.9 MB/s94th23 Months17th$93rd
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...
100 %1st192 %1st266 MB/s1st91.6 MB/s17th16 Months5th$6390th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB
The 32GB Sandisk Ultra Fit has both a tiny form factor and a respectable performance profile. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 109/32 MBps and peak 4K read/...
51.5 %7th47.4 %22nd143 MB/s31st85.1 MB/s21st7 Months1st$1631st
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...
12.3 %65th75.4 %7th219 MB/s9th161 MB/s5th22 Months9th$5482nd
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...
19 %46th38 %35th176 MB/s21st49 MB/s36th31 Months37th$3570th
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...
29.4 %22nd90.9 %4th250 MB/s2nd215 MB/s2nd22 Months9th$5483rd
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...
6.78 %87th5.42 %99th16.9 MB/s98th5.56 MB/s99th39 Months68th$72nd
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 ...
6.83 %86th10.9 %96th-39 MB/s49th38 Months58th$1422nd
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...
32.9 %20th91.1 %3rd235 MB/s4th231 MB/s1st22 Months9th$9797th
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...
16.1 %52nd27.5 %48th95.9 MB/s53rd47.4 MB/s40th33 Months46th$1528th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB
The 64GB SanDisk Ultra Fit is the largest capacity available in the Ultra Fit range. Both the 16GB and 32GB siblings fared well in terms of peak performance but with...
59.1 %3rd48 %20th143 MB/s31st88 MB/s20th7 Months1st$2860th
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...
41.4 %8th35.5 %39th115 MB/s41st57.9 MB/s31st24 Months21st$1529th
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...
6.46 %89th27.1 %49th130 MB/s36th24 MB/s62nd38 Months58th$3773rd
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...
25.2 %30th60 %12th220 MB/s7th105 MB/s12th32 Months43rd$8395th
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...
11.8 %70th13.5 %88th75 MB/s75th12 MB/s87th24 Months21st$106th
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...
13.4 %60th20.9 %58th90 MB/s58th23 MB/s67th41 Months74th$1421st
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...
7.41 %83rd50.8 %16th169 MB/s26th106 MB/s11th38 Months58th$6088th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB
The 16GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is a remarkable flash drive. As well as packing a tiny form factor, the Ultra fit also boasts an impressive peak performance profi...
38.7 %10th47.8 %21st137 MB/s34th84.6 MB/s22nd7 Months1st$1111th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB
12 %68th19.2 %66th85 MB/s59th24 MB/s62nd24 Months21st$2859th
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 56GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 56GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
54.5 %4th52.2 %14th200 MB/s11th92 MB/s16th23 Months17th$3367th
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB
17 %49th18.8 %68th94.8 MB/s54th10.9 MB/s93rd43 Months82nd$105th
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...
12.6 %62nd18.7 %69th82 MB/s62nd19 MB/s77th36 Months57th$1317th
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...
13.8 %59th13.6 %87th65.9 MB/s81st8.45 MB/s97th20 Months8th$1735th
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...
20.2 %42nd57 %13th232 MB/s5th82 MB/s24th26 Months25th$9998th
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 ...
27.1 %26th20.9 %59th77 MB/s70th32 MB/s55th17 Months7th$1420th
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...
32.9 %19th28.2 %46th102 MB/s52nd47 MB/s41st26 Months25th$3064th
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...
5.33 %91st19.3 %64th77 MB/s70th21 MB/s71st40 Months69th$3266th
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...
24.1 %34th27.6 %47th111 MB/s45th29.9 MB/s56th26 Months25th$106th
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...
3.7 %97th19.3 %65th79 MB/s69th22 MB/s69th47 Months89th$4680th
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...
25.9 %29th29.6 %44th110 MB/s47th48 MB/s37th26 Months25th$2044th
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...
14.7 %56th18.4 %70th93 MB/s55th12 MB/s87th41 Months74th$1112th
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...
10.7 %73rd12.9 %90th50 MB/s87th17 MB/s81st51 Months93rd$1110th
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB
27.6 %24th22.1 %56th105 MB/s49th18 MB/s79th23 Months17th$1423rd
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...
33 %18th48.4 %19th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s25th22 Months9th$2654th
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...
23.8 %35th23.1 %54th112 MB/s44th16 MB/s82nd23 Months17th$1733rd
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...
38.6 %11th64.8 %10th247 MB/s3rd109 MB/s10th40 Months69th$5986th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
39 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% 25GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
33.7 %15th44 %27th187 MB/s17th39.1 MB/s48th33 Months46th$2347th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
2 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 52GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 37% 59GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
24.9 %31st64.1 %11th220 MB/s7th140 MB/s6th26 Months25th$9096th
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...
26.3 %27th27 %50th81 MB/s64th45 MB/s42nd34 Months52nd$93rd
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...
36.2 %13th39.2 %33rd150 MB/s30th44.4 MB/s44th11 Months4th$1942nd
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 30GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 29GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
21 %39th70.5 %8th226 MB/s6th127 MB/s7th32 Months43rd$5987th
11.3 %71st35.6 %38th113 MB/s42nd75.6 MB/s27th43 Months82nd$5584th
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...
11.1 %72nd24 %52nd80.5 MB/s66th36 MB/s52nd35 Months55th$1940th
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 ...
16.9 %50th19.4 %63rd80 MB/s67th26 MB/s57th41 Months74th$108th
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...
10.2 %76th30.7 %42nd153 MB/s29th24 MB/s62nd55 Months97th$2656th
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...
51.8 %6th41.4 %28th107 MB/s48th88.1 MB/s19th50 Months90th$2858th
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 ...
12.5 %64th51.7 %15th167 MB/s27th115 MB/s9th38 Months58th$7293rd
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...
12.6 %63rd18.8 %67th81 MB/s64th19 MB/s77th40 Months69th$1319th
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...
10.4 %75th14.2 %84th46 MB/s89th21 MB/s71st38 Months58th$1214th
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...
35.8 %14th34.8 %40th121 MB/s39th54.6 MB/s34th50 Months90th$1733rd
33.4 %17th21 %57th84 MB/s60th26 MB/s57th24 Months21st$2246th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB
1 User Benchmark
Best Bench: 41% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 41% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
14.4 %57th49.4 %17th189 MB/s16th95 MB/s13th27 Months34th$6089th
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...
4.1 %95th11.9 %93rd62.6 MB/s83rd13 MB/s84th30 Months36th$2552nd
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB
28.1 %23rd22.5 %55th82.7 MB/s61st40.1 MB/s47th41 Months74th$1423rd
6.32 %90th6.29 %98th23.7 MB/s97th6.93 MB/s98th35 Months55th$1736th
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...
12 %69th41.1 %30th198 MB/s12th45 MB/s42nd31 Months37th$3064th
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...
9.38 %78th13.7 %86th46 MB/s89th20 MB/s74th43 Months82nd$1316th
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...
7.24 %84th36 %36th117 MB/s40th69 MB/s29th43 Months82nd$4477th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 17GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
17.8 %47th39.2 %34th180 MB/s19th48 MB/s37th55 Months97th$3975th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB
21.8 %37th17.4 %75th81.7 MB/s63rd22.8 MB/s68th51 Months93rd$2857th
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...
19.9 %44th66.1 %9th171 MB/s25th177 MB/s4th38 Months58th$11699th
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...
20.9 %40th41.3 %29th128 MB/s37th93 MB/s15th45 Months88th$6992nd
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 ...
40.3 %9th46.1 %23rd180 MB/s19th84 MB/s23rd26 Months25th$4076th
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...
14.3 %58th18 %71st63 MB/s82nd25 MB/s60th44 Months87th$1112th
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...
12.1 %67th40 %31st157 MB/s28th41.8 MB/s46th32 Months43rd$2962nd
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...
27.1 %25th39.3 %32nd143 MB/s31st55.8 MB/s32nd22 Months9th$2552nd
29.6 %21st29.9 %43rd122 MB/s38th48 MB/s37th31 Months37th$3571st
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% 29GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 18GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
15.8 %53rd11.7 %94th43.2 MB/s95th17.2 MB/s80th34 Months52nd$1317th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB
25 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 58GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
24.8 %32nd45.3 %24th186 MB/s18th55 MB/s33rd33 Months46th$6491st
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 52GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 2GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
14.7 %55th12.1 %91st49.3 MB/s88th16 MB/s82nd34 Months52nd$2961st
9.34 %80th15.7 %80th90.4 MB/s57th12 MB/s86th41 Months74th$1526th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB
20.6 %41st19.4 %62nd72.2 MB/s76th35.6 MB/s54th51 Months93rd$1632nd
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...
4.5 %94th17.9 %72nd66 MB/s80th25 MB/s60th41 Months74th$3569th
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...
10.6 %74th17.9 %73rd70 MB/s79th20 MB/s74th52 Months96th$1527th
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 ...
7.45 %82nd15.4 %82nd76 MB/s72nd8.9 MB/s95th16 Months5th$1837th
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...
33.6 %16th45.1 %25th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s25th22 Months9th$4781st
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 ...
16.8 %51st35.7 %37th172 MB/s24th42.6 MB/s45th22 Months9th$1939th
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...
9.36 %79th15.5 %81st75.1 MB/s74th10.9 MB/s92nd31 Months37th$1425th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 4GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 21GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
15.6 %54th16.9 %77th45.9 MB/s91st36.9 MB/s50th38 Months58th$1943rd
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...
2.69 %99th11.2 %95th45.3 MB/s93rd12.1 MB/s85th29 Months35th$3672nd
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...
5 %92nd14.1 %85th44 MB/s94th24 MB/s62nd38 Months58th$2550th
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...
6.98 %85th19.7 %61st71 MB/s77th36 MB/s52nd41 Months74th$2550th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
63 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 1% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
23.3 %36th34.5 %41st113 MB/s42nd74 MB/s28th26 Months25th$2655th
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...
9.62 %77th20.7 %60th93 MB/s55th21 MB/s71st40 Months69th$1940th
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 ...
19.3 %45th26.7 %51st111 MB/s46th21.4 MB/s70th22 Months9th$1215th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 26GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 17GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
12.1 %66th16.1 %79th80 MB/s67th11 MB/s90th31 Months37th$2349th
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...
3.76 %96th9.34 %97th34.7 MB/s96th11 MB/s90th26 Months25th$2245th
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...
9.21 %81st16.8 %78th54 MB/s86th26 MB/s57th42 Months81st$1630th
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,...
19.9 %43rd23.6 %53rd105 MB/s49th24 MB/s62nd38 Months58th$109th
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...
24.5 %33rd15.1 %83rd75.5 MB/s73rd8.85 MB/s96th26 Months25th$51st
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
10 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 34GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
21.5 %38th49.1 %18th190 MB/s15th90 MB/s18th55 Months97th$8094th
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB
9 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% 24GB free, PID 5200 @USB 2.1
Worst Bench: 9% 37GB free, PID 5200 @USB 2.1
26.2 %28th28.3 %45th104 MB/s51st53.1 MB/s35th43 Months82nd$3874th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB
26 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 9GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
17.5 %48th17 %76th45.9 MB/s91st36.8 MB/s51st38 Months58th$3468th
6.65 %88th44.1 %26th131 MB/s35th93.6 MB/s14th50 Months90th$5885th
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB
3.45 %98th17.7 %74th70.3 MB/s78th19.9 MB/s76th40 Months69th$4578th
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...
4.58 %93rd12 %92nd56.1 MB/s85th11.2 MB/s89th31 Months37th$2348th
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