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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(31)
Avg. bench(18.4)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(50.6)
Peak 4k-W(1.87)
Age months(53)
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 5k
81
100th
73.7
25 ↔ 108
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
72
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $88
Samples 3.3k
73
100th
13.1
34th
65.9
23 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
117
91st
10.1
98th
72
5th
$88
9th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4.2k
67
100th
38
71st
26
10 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
56
70th
2.02
78th
46
95th
$12
80th
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.4k
66
99th
58.5
29 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
71st
10.1
98th
72
5th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $40
Samples 279
64
99th
39.6
73rd
45.3
11 ↔ 86
96th
64GB
59th
198
98th
1.01
45th
40
97th
$40
32nd
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 2.8k
63
99th
20.6
49th
20
9 ↔ 32
67th
16GB
41st
39.1
53rd
1.55
60th
46
95th
$8
93rd
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 776
62
99th
31.6
67th
17.2
8 ↔ 33
61st
32GB
52nd
51.5
69th
1.26
51st
63
9th
$9
89th
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
61
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 614
61
99th
24.1
10 ↔ 36
74th
32GB
52nd
45.8
66th
1.17
48th
50
73rd
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
61
10th
11
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $20
Samples 3.4k
60
98th
47.6
80th
26.5
10 ↔ 39
79th
64GB
59th
56.9
70th
1.85
71st
46
95th
$20
61st
12
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $12
Samples 684
60
98th
11.4
30th
16.3
8 ↔ 26
56th
16GB
41st
23
42nd
0.24
25th
80
2nd
$12
80th
13
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $50
Samples 342
60
98th
11.5
30th
33.1
11 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
67.3
72nd
1.67
64th
71
6th
$50
23rd
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 117
60
98th
33.5
11 ↔ 66
90th
32GB
52nd
102
84th
0.98
43rd
40
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 296
59
98th
25
10 ↔ 39
76th
16GB
41st
47.4
68th
0.6
33rd
72
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 705
59
98th
13.6
35th
16
7 ↔ 33
53rd
16GB
41st
45
66th
1.43
56th
73
5th
$10
88th
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 28
58
97th
31.6
9 ↔ 61
88th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
56th
61
10th
18
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $13
Samples 8.9k
58
97th
39.8
74th
29.5
14 ↔ 42
85th
32GB
52nd
8.45
12th
0.08
17th
59
10th
$13
79th
19
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
65
8th
20
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 49
57
97th
16.1
9 ↔ 36
55th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.1
19th
79
3rd
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 328
57
97th
25.7
9 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
65
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 474
57
97th
36.1
9 ↔ 57
91st
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
47th
79
3rd
23
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 150
57
97th
33.6
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
86th
0.15
21st
71
6th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 158
57
97th
16.8
8 ↔ 37
59th
16GB
41st
22
41st
0.18
22nd
86
1st
25
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 661
57
97th
8.01
22nd
5.49
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
4th
0.4
29th
78
3rd
$6
100th
26
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $42
Samples 229
57
97th
27.3
60th
32.5
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
62
9th
$42
30th
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 19
56
96th
31.7
11 ↔ 46
88th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
26th
77
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 5k
56
96th
27.8
61st
24.1
10 ↔ 43
74th
16GB
41st
8.85
14th
0.08
17th
65
9th
$8
96th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $28
Samples 14
56
96th
6.88
18th
22
11 ↔ 38
70th
16GB
41st
45
66th
0.31
27th
70
7th
$28
43rd
30
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 101
55
95th
24
8 ↔ 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
42nd
0.21
24th
77
4th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 15
55
95th
9
6 ↔ 13
32nd
16GB
41st
12
28th
0.13
20th
80
2nd
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12
55
95th
13.8
10 ↔ 19
43rd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
20th
80
2nd
33
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 10k
55
95th
19.7
47th
13.5
6 ↔ 25
42nd
16GB
41st
9.9
19th
0.05
14th
62
9th
$6
100th
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
82
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
77
4th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 46
54
95th
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.1
19th
94
0th
37
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $18
Samples 261
54
95th
46.4
79th
23.9
9 ↔ 43
73rd
64GB
59th
92.5
78th
1.44
57th
89
1st
$18
66th
38
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB $25
Samples 299
54
95th
13.8
35th
19.7
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
68th
0.6
33rd
65
8th
$25
46th
39
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $35
Samples 22
54
95th
24.9
56th
24.9
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
0.96
43rd
61
10th
$35
35th
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 696
54
95th
28.5
64th
19.3
8 ↔ 31
66th
32GB
52nd
49.8
69th
0.99
44th
89
1st
$12
82nd
41
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 47
54
95th
14.8
9 ↔ 20
47th
16GB
41st
25
44th
0.02
8th
83
1st
42
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 110
54
95th
11.2
7 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
20
39th
0.2
23rd
82
2nd
43
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 81
54
95th
10.3
28th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.7
35th
75
4th
$11
85th
44
Compare Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $13
Samples 426
54
95th
8.5
25th
13
7 ↔ 26
41st
16GB
41st
23.9
42nd
0.91
42nd
61
10th
$13
77th
45
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 192
54
95th
11.6
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.21
24th
77
4th
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $35
Samples 955
54
95th
21.8
52nd
21.7
8 ↔ 40
70th
64GB
59th
98
80th
0.86
41st
41
97th
$35
36th
47
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 20
53
92nd
16.5
10 ↔ 29
58th
16GB
41st
24
42nd
0.23
25th
94
0th
48
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 67
53
92nd
12
7 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.76
38th
79
3rd
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 64
53
92nd
15.8
10 ↔ 22
52nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
30th
74
5th
50
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
53
92nd
21
9 ↔ 30
69th
16GB
41st
38.6
52nd
0.99
44th
71
6th
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Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $138
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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