Average Bench: 19.3% (216th of 639)

Based on 685 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 125f PID 312b Model: ADATA USB Flash Drive

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 changed aside from the re-branding to Dashdrive Elite. The S102 Pro still has the same robust form factor and reasonable performance profile. With Sequential read/write speeds in the region of 110/37 MBps the 32GB version bests its smaller 16GB sibling by around 30% in terms of sequential performance. This performance improvement when jumping between capacities of the same drive is common amongst flash based drives. It stems from the increased parallelization potential on larger capacity drives. Small 4K file read/write performance clocks in at 13/0.4 MB/s which is above average for a 32GB flash drive. Overall the S102 Dashdrive Elite represents reasonable value for money. [Feb '14 USBFlashPro]

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Terrible average bench

The Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB averaged 80.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB is 22.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.38MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 685 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 75.2 127
7.22 Write 26 50
6.03 Mixed 27.5 65.5
45.2% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.77 4K Read 5.27 9.38
0.02 4K Write 0.47 1
0.02 4K Mixed 0.38 0.78
48.5% 2.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 109
Write 24.5
Mixed 14.9
45% 49.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 0.81
4K Mixed 0.64
62% 1.65 MB/s
24GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 97.2
Write 13.4
Mixed 60.4
61% 57 MB/s
4K Read 3.49
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.59
55% 1.58 MB/s
4GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 37
Write 30
Mixed 25.4
38% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 3.63
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.58
58% 1.65 MB/s
25GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.1
Write 15.2
Mixed 22
27% 23.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.91
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.58
68% 1.83 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $31 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $1230 mins
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $953

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 Comments

Aluminum body with metal finish...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

13 months ago.

quite poor results for writes, up to 22mb/s usb 3.0, quite good read speeds, over 100mb/s


Above average

4 years ago.


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