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November 2014 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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Speed, price, capacity, USB version and weight... more

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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

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Sometimes flash drives can obstruct adjacent USB ports on your computer... more

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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

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

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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. ...
75.6 %13th143 MB/s6th196 MB/s14th62 MB/s31st29 Months46th$1632nd
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...
140 %2nd166 MB/s5th202 MB/s10th117 MB/s8th29 Months46th$2042nd
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For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014).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...
226 %1st187 MB/s2nd197 MB/s13th188 MB/s3rd29 Months46th$2859th
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...
53 %21st170 MB/s4th250 MB/s2nd215 MB/s2nd18 Months9th$5482nd
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
13 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 92% 29GB free, PID de7a @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 58GB free, PID de7a @USB 2.1
98.5 %6th97.8 MB/s14th200 MB/s11th92 MB/s16th19 Months17th$3368th
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...
65.3 %14th121 MB/s10th247 MB/s3rd109 MB/s10th36 Months69th$6387th
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 ...
37.6 %37th66.6 MB/s39th170 MB/s26th39 MB/s48th34 Months58th$1525th
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...
25.8 %55th24.5 MB/s90th62.6 MB/s84th9.9 MB/s94th19 Months17th$83rd
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...
25.5 %57th39.2 MB/s59th90 MB/s59th23 MB/s67th37 Months74th$1317th
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...
25.5 %56th51.5 MB/s49th95.9 MB/s54th47.4 MB/s39th29 Months46th$1735th
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...
124 %4th73.5 MB/s34th123 MB/s39th69.5 MB/s28th20 Months21st$109th
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...
13.4 %83rd95.2 MB/s16th169 MB/s27th106 MB/s11th34 Months58th$6085th
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...
10.1 %91st36.2 MB/s65th77 MB/s70th21 MB/s70th36 Months69th$3063rd
Silicon Power Marvel M01 USB 3.0 16GB
30.6 %51st35.2 MB/s69th94.8 MB/s55th10.9 MB/s93rd39 Months82nd$106th
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...
59.4 %15th171 MB/s3rd235 MB/s4th231 MB/s1st18 Months9th$9796th
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 ...
48.9 %24th39.2 MB/s60th77 MB/s70th32 MB/s55th13 Months7th$1321st
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...
45.9 %27th112 MB/s12th220 MB/s7th105 MB/s12th28 Months43rd$8394th
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...
31.4 %49th141 MB/s7th219 MB/s9th161 MB/s5th18 Months9th$3874th
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 ...
34.1 %47th36.3 MB/s64th80 MB/s67th26 MB/s57th37 Months74th$95th
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...
17.7 %74th24.2 MB/s91st50 MB/s88th17 MB/s81st47 Months93rd$1214th
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...
43.8 %29th50.6 MB/s51st81 MB/s65th45 MB/s42nd30 Months52nd$107th
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...
129 %3rd344 MB/s1st266 MB/s1st91.6 MB/s17th12 Months5th$8495th
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...
21.4 %69th25.3 MB/s89th75 MB/s76th12 MB/s87th20 Months21st$109th
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...
36.6 %38th71.3 MB/s36th176 MB/s21st49 MB/s35th27 Months37th$3367th
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...
6.68 %97th36.2 MB/s66th79 MB/s69th22 MB/s69th43 Months89th$4679th
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...
84.2 %10th76.2 MB/s29th105 MB/s49th88.1 MB/s19th46 Months90th$3165th
20.4 %71st66.6 MB/s40th113 MB/s43rd75.6 MB/s26th39 Months82nd$5583rd
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...
21.5 %68th25.5 MB/s88th65.9 MB/s82nd8.45 MB/s97th16 Months8th$2042nd
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
21 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 107% 30GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 27% 3GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
36.3 %43rd132 MB/s8th226 MB/s6th127 MB/s7th28 Months43rd$6186th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
2 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 88% 52GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 73% 59GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
40.5 %33rd120 MB/s11th220 MB/s7th140 MB/s6th22 Months25th$10098th
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...
22.8 %62nd35.1 MB/s70th82 MB/s63rd19 MB/s76th32 Months57th$1317th
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...
36.5 %39th107 MB/s13th232 MB/s5th82 MB/s22nd22 Months25th$9997th
Transcend JetFlash 760 USB 3.0 32GB
47.3 %25th42.1 MB/s56th82.7 MB/s62nd40.1 MB/s46th37 Months74th$1526th
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...
15.9 %80th50.8 MB/s50th130 MB/s37th24 MB/s62nd34 Months58th$2757th
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...
54.5 %19th51.7 MB/s48th111 MB/s46th29.9 MB/s56th22 Months25th$83rd
Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 32GB
25.2 %59th36.1 MB/s67th85 MB/s60th24 MB/s62nd20 Months21st$2449th
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...
19.6 %72nd43.7 MB/s54th76 MB/s72nd36 MB/s51st31 Months55th$1938th
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...
10.5 %90th57.5 MB/s43rd153 MB/s30th24 MB/s62nd51 Months97th$4680th
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...
17.7 %75th28.3 MB/s84th75.5 MB/s74th8.85 MB/s96th22 Months25th$1321st
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB
The 32GB Sandisk Ultra Fit has both a tiny form factor and a very respectable performance profile. With sequential read/write speeds of 109/32 MBps and 4K read/write...
95.8 %7th85.1 MB/s22nd141 MB/s33rd76.6 MB/s25th3 Months1st$1526th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 64GB
35.5 %45th32.6 MB/s76th81.7 MB/s64th22.8 MB/s68th47 Months93rd$3166th
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 performance profile wi...
76.6 %12th90.8 MB/s19th138 MB/s34th86.4 MB/s20th3 Months1st$109th
11.4 %89th11.8 MB/s98th23.7 MB/s98th6.93 MB/s98th31 Months55th$1737th
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...
40.2 %34th77.4 MB/s27th128 MB/s38th93 MB/s15th41 Months88th$6588th
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 ...
22.5 %64th96.8 MB/s15th167 MB/s28th115 MB/s9th34 Months58th$7292nd
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...
36 %44th124 MB/s9th171 MB/s25th177 MB/s4th34 Months58th$11699th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
28 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 81% 25GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 15% 16GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
53.9 %20th82.6 MB/s25th187 MB/s17th39.1 MB/s47th29 Months46th$2655th
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...
93.9 %8th55.4 MB/s45th110 MB/s48th48 MB/s36th22 Months25th$108th
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...
7.44 %95th22.3 MB/s94th62.6 MB/s84th13 MB/s84th26 Months36th$2554th
Transcend JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 32GB
36.4 %42nd36.4 MB/s63rd72.2 MB/s77th35.6 MB/s53rd47 Months93rd$1734th
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...
12.2 %86th10.2 MB/s99th16.9 MB/s99th5.56 MB/s99th35 Months68th$71st
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
10 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 75% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 17GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
34.2 %46th73.5 MB/s33rd180 MB/s19th48 MB/s36th51 Months97th$3671st
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...
38.5 %36th43.3 MB/s55th112 MB/s45th16 MB/s82nd19 Months17th$1940th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 64GB
13 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 88% 52GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 15% 1GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
28.2 %53rd22.7 MB/s92nd49.3 MB/s89th16 MB/s82nd30 Months52nd$2758th
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...
54.6 %18th66.2 MB/s41st116 MB/s42nd57.9 MB/s32nd46 Months90th$2045th
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...
26.5 %54th34.6 MB/s71st93 MB/s56th12 MB/s87th37 Months74th$1113th
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...
30.7 %50th26.5 MB/s85th46 MB/s90th21 MB/s70th34 Months58th$72nd
Silicon Power Blaze B20 USB 3.0 32GB
46.6 %26th41.4 MB/s57th105 MB/s49th18 MB/s78th19 Months17th$1526th
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB
1 User Benchmark:
Best Score: 82% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 82% 16GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
22.3 %65th92.5 MB/s17th189 MB/s16th95 MB/s13th23 Months34th$7090th
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...
57.5 %16th74.1 MB/s31st150 MB/s31st46.3 MB/s41st7 Months4th$2246th
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...
50.5 %23rd90.6 MB/s20th175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd18 Months9th$3064th
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...
17.4 %77th38.9 MB/s61st93 MB/s56th21 MB/s70th36 Months69th$1938th
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
46 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 81% 29GB free, PID 1697 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 1% 19GB free, PID 1697 @USB 2.1
36.4 %41st64.7 MB/s42nd113 MB/s43rd74 MB/s27th22 Months25th$3062nd
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...
18.5 %73rd77 MB/s28th198 MB/s12th45 MB/s42nd27 Months37th$3570th
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...
8.63 %93rd25.6 MB/s87th46 MB/s90th20 MB/s73rd39 Months82nd$2552nd
42 %31st56 MB/s44th122 MB/s40th48 MB/s36th27 Months37th$4578th
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,...
28.7 %52nd44.2 MB/s53rd105 MB/s49th24 MB/s62nd34 Months58th$1317th
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...
13.1 %84th67.5 MB/s37th117 MB/s41st69 MB/s29th39 Months82nd$4476th
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 ...
76.9 %11th86.3 MB/s21st180 MB/s19th84 MB/s21st22 Months25th$3873rd
Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 32GB
9 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 31% 26GB free, PID 1693 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 16% 17GB free, PID 1693 @USB 2.1
21.9 %66th30.1 MB/s80th80 MB/s67th11 MB/s90th27 Months37th$2348th
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 64GB
16 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 73% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 17% 59GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
36.5 %40th72.5 MB/s35th183 MB/s18th32.2 MB/s54th29 Months46th$6789th
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...
9.04 %92nd26.4 MB/s86th44 MB/s95th24 MB/s62nd34 Months58th$2550th
51.1 %22nd39.3 MB/s58th84 MB/s61st26 MB/s57th20 Months21st$2656th
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...
42.3 %30th73.7 MB/s32nd143 MB/s32nd55.8 MB/s33rd18 Months9th$2961st
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 performance but with the ...
107 %5th79.5 MB/s26th136 MB/s35th67.3 MB/s30th3 Months1st$2552nd
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...
23.7 %60th33.7 MB/s72nd63 MB/s83rd25 MB/s60th40 Months87th$1215th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
32 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 33% 4GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 19% 20GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
44.6 %28th31.7 MB/s78th45.9 MB/s92nd36.9 MB/s49th34 Months58th$1215th
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...
56 %17th83 MB/s23rd175 MB/s22nd80 MB/s23rd18 Months9th$5081st
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...
89.2 %9th52.9 MB/s47th102 MB/s53rd47 MB/s40th22 Months25th$2042nd
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...
8.13 %94th33.6 MB/s73rd66 MB/s81st25 MB/s60th37 Months74th$3569th
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...
12.6 %85th36.8 MB/s62nd71 MB/s78th36 MB/s51st37 Months74th$2550th
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...
22.8 %63rd35.2 MB/s68th81 MB/s65th19 MB/s76th36 Months69th$1320th
12 %87th82.7 MB/s24th131 MB/s36th93.6 MB/s14th46 Months90th$5884th
Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 64GB
17 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 50% 40GB free, PID a205 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 37GB free, PID a205 @USB 2.1
15.4 %82nd31.9 MB/s77th45.9 MB/s92nd36.8 MB/s50th34 Months58th$7090th
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 ...
32.6 %48th66.9 MB/s38th172 MB/s24th42.6 MB/s44th18 Months9th$1736th
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...
17.4 %76th33.5 MB/s74th70 MB/s80th20 MB/s73rd48 Months96th$1633rd
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...
16.9 %78th29.1 MB/s82nd75.1 MB/s75th10.9 MB/s92nd27 Months37th$1423rd
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...
6.79 %96th17.5 MB/s97th34.7 MB/s97th11 MB/s90th22 Months25th$2247th
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...
4.87 %99th20.9 MB/s96th45.3 MB/s94th12.1 MB/s85th25 Months35th$3671st
15.8 %81st29.5 MB/s81st90.4 MB/s58th12 MB/s86th37 Months74th$1629th
Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
5 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 82% 4GB free, PID 105b @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 23% 57GB free, PID 105b @USB 2.1
38.9 %35th92 MB/s18th190 MB/s15th90 MB/s18th51 Months97th$8093rd
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 ...
20.8 %70th48 MB/s52nd111 MB/s47th18 MB/s78th18 Months9th$1941st
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...
16.6 %79th31.5 MB/s79th54 MB/s87th26 MB/s57th38 Months81st$1630th
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...
11.9 %88th22.5 MB/s93rd56.1 MB/s86th11.2 MB/s89th27 Months37th$1630th
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...
21.8 %67th75 MB/s30th157 MB/s29th41.8 MB/s45th28 Months43rd$2960th
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 32GB
14 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 55% 7GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 17% 25GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
25.2 %58th22 MB/s95th43.2 MB/s96th17.2 MB/s80th30 Months52nd$1524th
CnMemory Evolution USB 3.0 16GB
6.23 %98th33.2 MB/s75th70.3 MB/s79th19.9 MB/s75th36 Months69th$4577th
Mushkin Ventura Pro USB 3.0 64GB
5 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 71% 15GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 35% 50GB free, PID 5200 @USB 3.0
41.6 %32nd53.1 MB/s46th104 MB/s52nd53.1 MB/s34th39 Months82nd$4375th
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 ...
23.1 %61st28.8 MB/s83rd76 MB/s72nd8.9 MB/s95th12 Months5th$1112th
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