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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

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... more

What is the Flash Drive value for money rating?

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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

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

What is 4K random read speed?

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

What is 4K random write speed?

A measure of how quickly multiple small files can be written to a device... 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

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Max Avg Min 109 24.3 3.45 224 34.5 5.42 266 119 16.9 231 51.9 5.56 60 38.3 12 133 28.8 6.5
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB $36
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...
96.8 %2nd100 %2nd197 MB/s13th188 MB/s3rd38 Months46th$3675th
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $16
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. ...
42.5 %14th76.6 %6th196 MB/s14th62 MB/s30th38 Months46th$1632nd
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $23
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...
68.2 %5th88.6 %5th202 MB/s10th117 MB/s7th38 Months46th$2353rd
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
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/...
69.4 %4th47.4 %22nd142 MB/s33rd84.7 MB/s20th12 Months1st$1219th
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $7
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...
16.6 %53rd13.1 %90th62.6 MB/s84th9.9 MB/s94th28 Months17th$72nd
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB $75
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...
21.3 %43rd90.9 %4th250 MB/s2nd215 MB/s2nd27 Months9th$7594th
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB $53
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...
43 %13th64.8 %9th247 MB/s3rd109 MB/s9th45 Months69th$5385th
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $12
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...
15.4 %55th20.9 %59th90 MB/s59th23 MB/s68th46 Months74th$1218th
Patriot Supersonic Rage XT USB 3.0 32GB $19
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...
35 %22nd38 %34th176 MB/s21st49 MB/s36th36 Months37th$1947th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $24
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...
69.8 %3rd47.8 %20th143 MB/s32nd86.8 MB/s19th12 Months1st$2461st
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB $44
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...
14.9 %62nd75.4 %7th219 MB/s9th161 MB/s5th27 Months9th$4481st
Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB 3.0 32GB $10
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 ...
34.8 %24th20.9 %60th77 MB/s71st32 MB/s55th22 Months7th$1013th
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $33
50 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 56GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 29GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
54.5 %8th52.2 %14th200 MB/s11th92 MB/s15th28 Months17th$3373rd
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB $133
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...
24 %37th91.1 %3rd235 MB/s4th231 MB/s1st27 Months9th$13399th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
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...
50.4 %12th47.6 %21st137 MB/s34th83.4 MB/s22nd12 Months1st$86th
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $8
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...
15.6 %54th15.1 %84th75.5 MB/s74th8.85 MB/s96th31 Months25th$87th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 16GB $8
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...
14.8 %63rd13.5 %89th75 MB/s76th12 MB/s87th29 Months21st$84th
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB $23
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...
7.35 %85th19.3 %65th77 MB/s71st21 MB/s71st45 Months69th$2355th
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $7
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...
6.82 %88th5.42 %99th16.9 MB/s99th5.56 MB/s99th44 Months68th$73rd
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $11
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...
53.5 %10th34.8 %40th113 MB/s43rd56.9 MB/s31st29 Months21st$1117th
Transcend JetFlash 780 USB 3.0 16GB $12
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 ...
25.9 %33rd35.5 %39th170 MB/s26th39 MB/s48th43 Months58th$1220th
Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 60GB $67
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...
109 %1st224 %1st266 MB/s1st91.6 MB/s16th21 Months5th$6792nd
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB $90
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 %36th64.1 %10th220 MB/s7th140 MB/s6th31 Months25th$9096th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB $21
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...
11.4 %73rd27.5 %50th95.9 MB/s54th47.4 MB/s40th38 Months46th$2151st
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB $60
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 %84th50.8 %16th169 MB/s27th106 MB/s10th43 Months58th$6090th
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $23
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...
63.4 %6th41.7 %28th107 MB/s49th88.1 MB/s18th55 Months90th$2355th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 64GB $17
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...
58.3 %7th28.2 %48th102 MB/s53rd47 MB/s41st31 Months25th$1737th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 16GB $10
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 ...
17.3 %51st19.4 %64th80 MB/s68th26 MB/s57th46 Months74th$1010th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB $18
56 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% 29GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
40.9 %15th42 %27th185 MB/s18th38.3 MB/s49th38 Months46th$1841st
Patriot Tab Micro USB 3.0 32GB $13
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...
31.1 %27th23.1 %55th112 MB/s46th16 MB/s82nd28 Months17th$1323rd
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 16GB $11
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...
22 %40th27.6 %49th111 MB/s47th29.9 MB/s56th31 Months25th$1114th
Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB $11
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 %64th18.4 %71st93 MB/s56th12 MB/s87th46 Months74th$1115th
Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB $11
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 %65th18 %72nd63 MB/s83rd25 MB/s60th49 Months87th$1115th
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 32GB $16
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...
39.2 %17th35.8 %36th120 MB/s41st55.7 MB/s32nd27 Months9th$1634th
Kingston DataTraveler Mini USB 3.0 16GB $23
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 ...
5.84 %92nd15.4 %83rd76 MB/s73rd8.9 MB/s95th21 Months5th$2355th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB $18
18.7 %47th19.2 %67th85 MB/s60th24 MB/s63rd29 Months21st$1842nd
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB $40
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 ...
40.5 %16th46.1 %23rd180 MB/s19th84 MB/s21st31 Months25th$4079th
Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB $47
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...
5.03 %94th27.1 %51st130 MB/s36th24 MB/s63rd43 Months58th$4784th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $26
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 %43rd153 MB/s30th24 MB/s63rd60 Months97th$2668th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $37
52 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 30GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 29GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
28.5 %29th59.8 %12th221 MB/s6th83.2 MB/s23rd37 Months43rd$3776th
Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $17
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...
21.6 %41st41.1 %30th198 MB/s12th45 MB/s42nd36 Months37th$1736th
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $13
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 %66th18.7 %70th82 MB/s63rd19 MB/s77th41 Months57th$1323rd
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB $8
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...
15.3 %58th14.2 %85th46 MB/s90th21 MB/s71st43 Months58th$85th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB $10
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...
52 %11th29.6 %45th110 MB/s48th48 MB/s37th31 Months25th$1011th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB $15
25.8 %34th22.5 %56th82.7 MB/s62nd40.1 MB/s47th46 Months74th$1531st
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 32GB $55
11.3 %74th35.6 %38th113 MB/s43rd75.6 MB/s27th48 Months82nd$5587th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 64GB $99
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 %45th57 %13th232 MB/s5th82 MB/s24th31 Months25th$9997th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
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...
26.1 %32nd27 %52nd81 MB/s65th45 MB/s42nd39 Months52nd$98th
Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB $19
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...
8.9 %83rd19.3 %66th79 MB/s70th22 MB/s70th52 Months89th$1947th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB $19
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...
35.8 %20th38.8 %33rd150 MB/s31st42.5 MB/s45th16 Months4th$1946th
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB $25
15.4 %56th22.1 %57th105 MB/s50th18 MB/s79th28 Months17th$2566th
Sony Micro Vault Click USB 3.0 16GB $18
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...
5.68 %93rd11.9 %94th62.6 MB/s84th13 MB/s84th35 Months36th$1843rd
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $13
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...
18.4 %48th13.6 %88th65.9 MB/s82nd8.45 MB/s97th25 Months8th$1322nd
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB $72
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 %68th51.7 %15th167 MB/s28th115 MB/s8th43 Months58th$7293rd
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB $14
11.7 %72nd18.8 %69th94.8 MB/s55th10.9 MB/s93rd48 Months82nd$1426th
Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB $20
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...
5.99 %91st13.7 %87th46 MB/s90th20 MB/s74th48 Months82nd$2049th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB $15
23.5 %38th19.4 %63rd72.2 MB/s77th35.6 MB/s54th56 Months93rd$1528th
Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB $19
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 %75th24 %53rd80.5 MB/s67th36 MB/s52nd40 Months55th$1944th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB $29
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 %70th40 %31st157 MB/s29th41.8 MB/s46th37 Months43rd$2969th
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $16
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...
37.9 %18th34.7 %41st122 MB/s39th53.5 MB/s34th55 Months90th$1634th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 32GB $24
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...
36.2 %19th49.5 %17th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s25th27 Months9th$2459th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $39
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 1GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
17.8 %49th39.2 %32nd180 MB/s19th48 MB/s37th60 Months97th$3978th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB $66
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...
31.8 %26th60 %11th220 MB/s7th105 MB/s11th37 Months43rd$6691st
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $15
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 ...
20.6 %44th35.7 %37th172 MB/s24th42.6 MB/s44th27 Months9th$1530th
Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 64GB $116
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 %46th66.1 %8th171 MB/s25th177 MB/s4th43 Months58th$11698th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB $44
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 %86th36 %35th117 MB/s42nd69 MB/s29th48 Months82nd$4480th
Adata S107 USB 3.0 16GB $20
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,...
10.1 %77th23.6 %54th105 MB/s50th24 MB/s63rd43 Months58th$2050th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 16GB $10
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...
11.9 %71st12.9 %91st50 MB/s88th17 MB/s81st56 Months93rd$109th
29.4 %28th21 %58th84 MB/s61st26 MB/s57th29 Months21st$2565th
34.9 %23rd29.9 %44th122 MB/s39th48 MB/s37th36 Months37th$3072nd
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB $12
37 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% 21GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 18GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
16.7 %52nd11.7 %95th43.2 MB/s96th17.2 MB/s80th39 Months52nd$1221st
Patriot Supersonic Magnum USB 3.0 64GB $55
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...
26.3 %31st41.3 %29th128 MB/s37th93 MB/s14th50 Months88th$5586th
Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB $13
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 %67th18.8 %68th81 MB/s65th19 MB/s77th45 Months69th$1325th
Mushkin Ventura USB 3.0 16GB $35
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 %97th17.9 %73rd66 MB/s81st25 MB/s60th46 Months74th$3574th
Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 16GB $10
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...
15.3 %57th17.9 %74th70 MB/s80th20 MB/s74th57 Months96th$1012th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB $30
31 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% 43GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
53.5 %9th45.8 %24th186 MB/s17th55 MB/s33rd38 Months46th$3071st
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB $24
25.3 %35th17.4 %76th81.7 MB/s64th22.8 MB/s69th56 Months93rd$2462nd
9.34 %81st15.7 %81st90.4 MB/s58th12 MB/s86th46 Months74th$1529th
Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB $25
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 %87th19.7 %62nd71 MB/s78th36 MB/s52nd46 Months74th$2563rd
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB $58
1 User Benchmark
Best Bench: 41% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 41% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
14.9 %61st49.4 %18th189 MB/s16th95 MB/s12th32 Months34th$5888th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB $17
33 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 9GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
35.1 %21st17 %77th45.9 MB/s92nd36.8 MB/s51st43 Months58th$1737th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB $30
63 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 7GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 28GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
10 %78th16.9 %78th45.9 MB/s92nd36.9 MB/s50th43 Months58th$3070th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB $26
97 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 1% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
23.3 %39th34.5 %42nd113 MB/s43rd74 MB/s28th31 Months25th$2667th
Integral Neon USB 3.0 16GB $14
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 %80th15.5 %82nd75.1 MB/s75th10.9 MB/s92nd36 Months37th$1427th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB $24
30 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 52GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 2GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
17.7 %50th12.1 %92nd49.3 MB/s89th16 MB/s82nd39 Months52nd$2459th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 16GB $23
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 %96th12 %93rd56.1 MB/s86th11.2 MB/s89th36 Months37th$2354th
6.65 %89th44.1 %26th131 MB/s35th93.6 MB/s13th55 Months90th$5889th
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB $45
3.45 %99th17.7 %75th70.3 MB/s79th19.9 MB/s76th45 Months69th$4582nd
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $17
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 ...
14.9 %60th29.3 %46th125 MB/s38th24.2 MB/s62nd27 Months9th$1740th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB $23
13 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 26GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 17GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
12.1 %69th16.1 %80th80 MB/s68th11 MB/s90th36 Months37th$2358th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $46
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...
34.6 %25th45.1 %25th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s25th27 Months9th$4683rd
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $80
12 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 34GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
21.5 %42nd49.1 %19th190 MB/s15th90 MB/s17th60 Months97th$8095th
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB $37
11 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% 24GB free, PID 5200 @USB 2.1
Worst Bench: 9% 37GB free, PID 5200 @USB 2.1
26.8 %30th28.3 %47th104 MB/s52nd53.1 MB/s35th48 Months82nd$3777th
Patriot Element USB 3.0 16GB $22
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 %98th9.34 %97th34.7 MB/s97th11 MB/s90th31 Months25th$2252nd
PQI Intelligent Drive Micro USB 3.0 16GB $6
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...
15 %59th11.2 %96th45.3 MB/s94th12.1 MB/s85th34 Months35th$61st
Kingmax Pop Series USB 3.0 16GB $19
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 %79th20.7 %61st93 MB/s56th21 MB/s71st45 Months69th$1944th
Emtec C650 USB 3.0 16GB $25
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 %95th14.1 %86th44 MB/s95th24 MB/s63rd43 Months58th$2563rd
6.47 %90th6.29 %98th23.7 MB/s98th6.93 MB/s98th40 Months55th$1739th
Busbi Bolt USB 3.0 16GB $16
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 %82nd16.8 %79th54 MB/s87th26 MB/s57th47 Months81st$1633rd
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