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 May 2016 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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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?

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

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

What is sequential write speed?

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Max Avg Min 151 30.3 2.69 234 35.9 5.42 294 124 16.9 231 54.4 5.56 69 45.7 15 126 26.9 5.23
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB $30
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...
117 %3rd100 %2nd197 MB/s15th188 MB/s4th47 Months51st$3076th
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $21
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...
73.3 %8th88.6 %6th202 MB/s12th117 MB/s8th47 Months51st$2162nd
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $15
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. ...
44.5 %24th76.6 %7th196 MB/s16th62 MB/s33rd47 Months51st$1540th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $9
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/...
107 %4th55.6 %16th143 MB/s37th99.9 MB/s15th21 Months6th$914th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $6
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...
65 %9th48 %24th136 MB/s39th84 MB/s24th21 Months6th$64th
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $16
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...
123 %2nd55.2 %17th147 MB/s35th104 MB/s14th21 Months6th$1643rd
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB $13
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...
52.5 %16th39 %36th150 MB/s34th43.7 MB/s48th25 Months9th$1332nd
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $10
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...
18.3 %58th20.9 %64th90 MB/s64th23 MB/s73rd55 Months79th$1018th
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB $66
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...
24.1 %48th90.9 %5th250 MB/s4th215 MB/s2nd36 Months14th$6696th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB $13
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...
18.5 %57th27.5 %55th95.9 MB/s59th47.4 MB/s44th47 Months51st$1331st
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $10
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...
63.3 %10th36.2 %40th124 MB/s47th55.9 MB/s35th38 Months26th$1019th
Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 60GB $51
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...
151 %1st234 %1st266 MB/s3rd91.6 MB/s21st30 Months10th$5191st
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 16GB $10
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...
24.2 %47th27.6 %54th111 MB/s53rd29.9 MB/s60th40 Months30th$1015th
Transcend JetFlash 780 USB 3.0 16GB $10
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 ...
31.1 %38th35.5 %44th170 MB/s28th39 MB/s52nd52 Months63rd$1019th
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB $14
27.6 %43rd22.1 %62nd105 MB/s55th18 MB/s84th37 Months22nd$1434th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $22
87 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 30GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 29GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
46.1 %21st59 %14th226 MB/s8th75.5 MB/s30th46 Months48th$2264th
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $33
94 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% 56GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 16GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
54.5 %14th52.2 %18th200 MB/s13th92 MB/s20th37 Months22nd$3379th
Patriot Supersonic Rage XT USB 3.0 32GB $18
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...
36.5 %31st38 %38th176 MB/s23rd49 MB/s40th45 Months42nd$1850th
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 %68th75.4 %8th219 MB/s11th161 MB/s6th36 Months14th$4488th
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 %69th13.5 %94th75 MB/s81st12 MB/s92nd38 Months26th$811th
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB $89
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...
25.5 %44th64.8 %11th247 MB/s5th109 MB/s10th54 Months74th$89100th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $7
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...
33.9 %33rd27 %57th81 MB/s70th45 MB/s46th48 Months57th$77th
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB $15
23.2 %49th19.2 %72nd85 MB/s65th24 MB/s67th38 Months26th$1537th
Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB $126
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...
25.3 %45th91.1 %4th235 MB/s6th231 MB/s1st36 Months14th$126104th
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB $24
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...
7.05 %91st19.3 %70th77 MB/s76th21 MB/s76th54 Months74th$2469th
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 ...
36.7 %29th20.9 %65th77 MB/s76th32 MB/s59th31 Months12th$1015th
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB $9
18.1 %60th18.8 %74th94.8 MB/s60th10.9 MB/s98th57 Months87th$913th
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 %89th50.8 %20th169 MB/s29th106 MB/s12th52 Months63rd$6094th
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 %96th15.4 %88th76 MB/s78th8.9 MB/s100th30 Months10th$2366th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB $13
31.3 %37th22.5 %61st82.7 MB/s67th40.1 MB/s51st55 Months79th$1328th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB $72
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 ...
22.2 %50th46.1 %27th180 MB/s21st84 MB/s24th40 Months30th$7297th
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...
5.79 %97th11.9 %99th62.6 MB/s89th13 MB/s89th44 Months41st$1849th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $33
25 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 1GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
21.1 %52nd39.2 %35th180 MB/s21st48 MB/s41st69 Months102nd$3377th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB $19
32.9 %36th17.4 %81st81.7 MB/s69th22.8 MB/s74th65 Months98th$1952nd
Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB $12
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...
14.1 %74th19.3 %71st79 MB/s75th22 MB/s75th61 Months94th$1225th
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 32GB $19
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...
33 %35th36.2 %39th127 MB/s44th53.8 MB/s37th36 Months14th$1957th
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $7
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...
18.2 %59th15.1 %89th75.5 MB/s79th8.85 MB/s101st40 Months30th$78th
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 %76th51.7 %19th167 MB/s30th115 MB/s9th52 Months63rd$7297th
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 %54th57 %15th232 MB/s7th82 MB/s26th40 Months30th$99102nd
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $38
32 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 57GB free, PID a212 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 53GB free, PID a212 @USB 2.1
86.7 %6th93.4 %3rd294 MB/s1st207 MB/s3rd15 Months1st$3885th
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 %46th64.1 %12th220 MB/s9th140 MB/s7th40 Months30th$90101st
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $5
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...
20.8 %53rd13.1 %95th62.6 MB/s89th9.9 MB/s99th37 Months22nd$52nd
Patriot Supersonic Magnum USB 3.0 64GB $40
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...
36.1 %32nd41.3 %32nd128 MB/s42nd93 MB/s19th59 Months93rd$4086th
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $11
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...
14.3 %72nd18.7 %75th82 MB/s68th19 MB/s82nd50 Months62nd$1123rd
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...
15.6 %67th14.2 %90th46 MB/s95th21 MB/s76th52 Months63rd$89th
Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB $17
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...
9.27 %86th18 %77th63 MB/s88th25 MB/s65th58 Months92nd$1747th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 16GB $7
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...
16.7 %64th12.9 %96th50 MB/s93rd17 MB/s86th65 Months98th$75th
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $21
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...
79.5 %7th47.7 %26th155 MB/s32nd86.9 MB/s23rd64 Months95th$2161st
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 32GB $55
11.3 %79th35.6 %43rd113 MB/s50th75.6 MB/s29th57 Months87th$5592nd
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
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...
9.07 %88th5.42 %104th16.9 MB/s104th5.56 MB/s104th53 Months73rd$51st
Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB $25
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...
14.4 %71st41.1 %33rd198 MB/s14th45 MB/s46th45 Months42nd$2573rd
Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB $16
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...
10.3 %82nd18.4 %76th93 MB/s61st12 MB/s92nd55 Months79th$1642nd
Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB $15
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 ...
17.1 %63rd28.8 %50th125 MB/s45th26.3 MB/s61st36 Months14th$1538th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB $12
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...
43.2 %25th29.6 %49th110 MB/s54th48 MB/s41st40 Months30th$1225th
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB $35
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...
60.5 %12th60 %13th220 MB/s9th105 MB/s13th46 Months48th$3580th
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 %100th12 %98th56.1 MB/s91st11.2 MB/s94th45 Months42nd$2365th
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 %75th18.8 %73rd81 MB/s70th19 MB/s82nd54 Months74th$1333rd
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB $25
25 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% 30GB free, PID a212 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 30GB free, PID a212 @USB 2.1
49.4 %19th69.9 %9th294 MB/s1st98.9 MB/s16th15 Months1st$2572nd
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB $20
77 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 34% 15GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
36.7 %30th41.7 %31st185 MB/s20th38.5 MB/s53rd47 Months51st$2058th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $11
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 ...
28.5 %42nd35.7 %42nd172 MB/s26th42.6 MB/s49th36 Months14th$1121st
Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB $18
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...
6.51 %94th13.7 %92nd46 MB/s95th20 MB/s79th57 Months87th$1851st
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $15
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...
17.4 %62nd30.7 %47th153 MB/s33rd24 MB/s67th69 Months102nd$1541st
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $13
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...
47.7 %20th35.2 %45th125 MB/s45th53.4 MB/s38th64 Months95th$1330th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB $30
35 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% 43GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
53.5 %15th45.8 %28th186 MB/s19th55 MB/s36th47 Months51st$3075th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $35
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...
45.2 %23rd45.1 %29th175 MB/s24th80 MB/s27th36 Months14th$3582nd
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 32GB $21
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...
41.7 %27th49.7 %21st175 MB/s24th80 MB/s27th36 Months14th$2159th
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 64GB $16
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...
61.9 %11th28.2 %52nd102 MB/s58th47 MB/s45th40 Months30th$1644th
50.1 %18th29.9 %48th122 MB/s48th48 MB/s41st45 Months42nd$2160th
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 %92nd19.7 %67th71 MB/s83rd36 MB/s56th55 Months79th$2570th
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...
11.2 %80th24.1 %58th81 MB/s70th36 MB/s56th49 Months60th$1953rd
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 16GB $9
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 ...
19.8 %56th19.4 %69th80 MB/s73rd26 MB/s62nd55 Months79th$912th
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 %78th40 %34th157 MB/s31st41.8 MB/s50th46 Months48th$2974th
Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 16GB $11
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...
14.2 %73rd17.9 %79th70 MB/s85th20 MB/s79th66 Months101st$1122nd
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $6
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...
39.8 %28th13.6 %93rd65.9 MB/s87th8.45 MB/s102nd34 Months13th$63rd
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB $7
50.3 %17th19.4 %68th72.2 MB/s82nd35.6 MB/s58th65 Months98th$75th
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 %55th66.1 %10th171 MB/s27th177 MB/s5th52 Months63rd$116103rd
Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB $46
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...
5.21 %98th27.1 %56th130 MB/s41st24 MB/s67th52 Months63rd$4690th
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 %90th36 %41st117 MB/s49th69 MB/s32nd57 Months87th$4487th
Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $19
93 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 48% 57GB free, PID a838 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 18GB free, PID a838 @USB 2.1
88.1 %5th48 %25th140 MB/s38th108 MB/s11th16 Months3rd$1956th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB $60
2 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% 20GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 41% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
14.4 %70th49.4 %22nd189 MB/s18th95 MB/s17th41 Months39th$6095th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB $14
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 9GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
42.5 %26th17 %82nd45.9 MB/s97th36.8 MB/s55th52 Months63rd$1434th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB $24
63 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 32% 60GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 2GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
17.9 %61st12.1 %97th49.3 MB/s94th16 MB/s87th48 Months57th$2468th
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 %102nd9.34 %102nd34.7 MB/s102nd11 MB/s95th40 Months30th$2263rd
PQI Intelligent Drive Micro USB 3.0 16GB $36
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 %104th11.2 %101st45.3 MB/s99th12.1 MB/s90th43 Months40th$3683rd
9.34 %85th15.7 %86th90.4 MB/s63rd12 MB/s91st55 Months79th$1539th
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 %101st17.9 %78th66 MB/s86th25 MB/s65th55 Months79th$3581st
Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 32GB $12
267 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 30GB free, PID a838 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 2% 30GB free, PID a838 @USB 2.1
56.7 %13th38.7 %37th147 MB/s35th57.8 MB/s34th16 Months3rd$1224th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB $36
156 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 1% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
16.7 %65th34.5 %46th113 MB/s50th74 MB/s31st40 Months30th$3683rd
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $80
21 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% 47GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 34GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
21.5 %51st49.1 %23rd190 MB/s17th90 MB/s22nd69 Months102nd$8099th
Patriot Tab Micro USB 3.0 32GB $12
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...
33.7 %34th23.1 %60th112 MB/s52nd16 MB/s87th37 Months22nd$1225th
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 %84th15.5 %87th75.1 MB/s80th10.9 MB/s97th45 Months42nd$1436th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB $10
109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 7GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 28GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
29.7 %41st16.9 %83rd45.9 MB/s97th36.9 MB/s54th52 Months63rd$1015th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB $13
107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 30% 29GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 23GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
16.1 %66th11.7 %100th43.2 MB/s101st17.2 MB/s85th48 Months57th$1329th
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB $45
3.45 %103rd17.7 %80th70.3 MB/s84th19.9 MB/s81st54 Months74th$4589th
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 %87th16.8 %84th54 MB/s92nd26 MB/s62nd56 Months86th$1644th
Adata S107 USB 3.0 16GB $19
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,...
10.8 %81st23.6 %59th105 MB/s55th24 MB/s67th52 Months63rd$1955th
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB $33
21 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 40% 9GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 37GB free, PID 5200 @USB 2.1
30.1 %40th28.3 %51st104 MB/s57th53.1 MB/s39th57 Months87th$3378th
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 %99th14.1 %91st44 MB/s100th24 MB/s67th52 Months63rd$2570th
Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 16GB $8
205 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% 12GB free, PID a838 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 8GB free, PID a838 @USB 2.1
31 %39th28.2 %53rd128 MB/s42nd23.7 MB/s72nd16 Months3rd$89th
46 %22nd21 %63rd84 MB/s66th26 MB/s62nd38 Months26th$1646th
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB $23
20 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% 26GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 10GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
12.1 %77th16.1 %85th80 MB/s73rd11 MB/s95th45 Months42nd$2367th
6.47 %95th6.29 %103rd23.7 MB/s103rd6.93 MB/s103rd49 Months60th$1748th
6.65 %93rd44.1 %30th131 MB/s40th93.6 MB/s18th64 Months95th$5893rd
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 %83rd20.7 %66th93 MB/s61st21 MB/s76th54 Months74th$1953rd
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