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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(30.7)
Avg. bench(18.4)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(50.7)
Peak 4k-W(1.86)
Age months(51)
Price(41)
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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 4.9k
80
100th
74.7
26 ↔ 108
99th
64GB
60th
188
98th
8.9
98th
70
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $46
Samples 3.3k
73
100th
25.5
58th
66.8
25 ↔ 92
99th
32GB
52nd
117
91st
10.1
98th
70
5th
$46
26th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4.3k
67
100th
36.6
73rd
25.5
9 ↔ 39
77th
32GB
52nd
55.7
70th
2.02
78th
44
95th
$12
81st
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.4k
66
99th
58.5
30 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
71st
10.1
98th
70
5th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 271
64
99th
45.3
11 ↔ 86
96th
64GB
60th
198
98th
1.01
44th
38
97th
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 2.6k
64
99th
20.8
50th
20.2
9 ↔ 32
68th
16GB
41st
40.6
58th
1.55
60th
44
95th
$8
95th
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 710
62
99th
25.2
57th
17.3
8 ↔ 33
62nd
32GB
52nd
52.6
69th
1.31
53rd
61
9th
$12
83rd
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 54
61
99th
51
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
60th
231
100th
1.1
46th
59
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 595
61
99th
24
10 ↔ 36
74th
32GB
52nd
45.9
66th
1.17
48th
48
74th
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
59
10th
11
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 658
60
98th
12.9
35th
16.2
8 ↔ 26
56th
16GB
41st
23
42nd
0.24
25th
78
2nd
$11
87th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $50
Samples 323
60
98th
11.6
31st
33.2
11 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
65.2
71st
1.67
64th
69
6th
$50
24th
13
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $21
Samples 3.2k
60
98th
43.3
80th
25.7
10 ↔ 39
78th
64GB
60th
56.2
70th
1.86
72nd
44
95th
$21
58th
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 112
60
98th
33.4
11 ↔ 66
90th
32GB
52nd
99.7
81st
0.97
44th
38
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 285
59
98th
25.1
10 ↔ 40
76th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
33rd
70
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 657
59
98th
14.1
38th
16.1
7 ↔ 33
54th
16GB
41st
45
66th
1.43
56th
71
5th
$10
89th
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 25
58
97th
34.1
9 ↔ 61
90th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
55th
59
10th
18
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
60th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
63
8th
19
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 8.1k
58
97th
42
79th
28.8
13 ↔ 43
85th
32GB
52nd
8.45
12th
0.08
17th
57
11th
$12
82nd
20
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 40
57
97th
16.1
9 ↔ 36
55th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.1
19th
77
3rd
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 464
57
97th
36.4
9 ↔ 57
92nd
64GB
60th
109
89th
1.15
47th
77
3rd
22
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 143
57
97th
33.3
10 ↔ 59
89th
64GB
60th
105
87th
0.15
21st
69
6th
23
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 152
57
97th
16.8
8 ↔ 37
60th
16GB
41st
22
41st
0.18
22nd
84
1st
24
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $42
Samples 224
57
97th
27.1
62nd
32.5
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
60th
92
77th
0.33
27th
60
9th
$42
30th
25
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 629
57
97th
8.38
25th
5.48
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
4th
0.4
30th
76
3rd
$6
100th
26
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 315
56
96th
25.8
9 ↔ 39
78th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
63
8th
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
75
4th
28
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 93
56
96th
23.9
8 ↔ 43
74th
16GB
41st
24
43rd
0.21
24th
75
4th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $34
Samples 13
56
96th
5.84
14th
22.7
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
66th
0.31
27th
68
7th
$34
37th
30
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 4.3k
56
96th
21.2
51st
23.6
10 ↔ 44
73rd
16GB
41st
8.85
14th
0.08
17th
63
9th
$10
91st
31
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12
55
95th
13.8
10 ↔ 19
44th
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
20th
78
2nd
32
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 10k
55
95th
13.1
36th
13.4
6 ↔ 24
42nd
16GB
41st
9.9
18th
0.05
14th
60
9th
$9
93rd
33
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
8.72
6 ↔ 13
31st
16GB
41st
12
27th
0.13
20th
78
2nd
34
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 22
54
95th
37.6
10 ↔ 54
92nd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
75
4th
35
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 57
54
95th
22.8
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
36th
80
2nd
36
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 99
54
95th
11.3
7 ↔ 16
38th
16GB
41st
20
39th
0.2
23rd
80
2nd
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 185
54
95th
11.6
8 ↔ 14
39th
16GB
41st
21
40th
0.21
24th
75
4th
38
Compare Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 382
54
95th
12.9
7 ↔ 25
41st
16GB
41st
24.3
43rd
0.9
42nd
59
10th
39
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $31
Samples 44
54
95th
13.8
37th
24.1
11 ↔ 37
74th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.1
19th
92
0th
$31
40th
40
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 45
54
95th
14.6
9 ↔ 20
46th
16GB
41st
25
44th
0.02
8th
81
1st
41
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $35
Samples 874
54
95th
22.1
54th
22
8 ↔ 41
70th
64GB
60th
99.4
81st
0.86
41st
39
97th
$35
36th
42
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $10
Samples 664
54
95th
33.8
70th
19.3
8 ↔ 31
66th
32GB
52nd
50
68th
1.01
44th
87
1st
$10
89th
43
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $27
Samples 22
54
95th
32.4
69th
24.9
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
60th
80
74th
0.96
43rd
59
10th
$27
45th
44
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 287
54
95th
19.7
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.6
33rd
63
8th
45
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $12
Samples 81
54
95th
9.43
27th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.7
36th
73
4th
$12
83rd
46
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $20
Samples 244
54
95th
41.4
78th
23.6
9 ↔ 43
73rd
64GB
60th
93.3
78th
1.43
56th
87
1st
$20
60th
47
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 20
53
93rd
16.5
10 ↔ 29
58th
16GB
41st
24
43rd
0.23
25th
92
0th
48
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 65
53
93rd
12
7 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
38th
0.76
38th
77
3rd
49
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 49
53
93rd
21
8 ↔ 31
69th
16GB
41st
38.8
52nd
1.2
49th
69
6th
50
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 60
53
93rd
15.7
10 ↔ 22
52nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
31st
72
5th
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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