Average Bench: 12.6% (364th of 615)

Based on 182 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 125f PID dc1a Model: ADATA USB Flash Drive

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 speeds of 50/20 MBps the UV150 struggles to keep up with similarly priced USB 3.0 drives. Even Adata's own S102 Pro costs only slightly more but has nearly double the read speed. In terms of small file speeds the UV150 fares a little better with 4K read/write speeds of 10/0.3 MBps. Overall the DashDrive UV150 has a pretty bright red case, offers below average performance for a 16GB Flash Drive and is somewhat overpriced. There are far better alternatives available in today's market. [Feb '14 USBFlashPro]


Terrible average bench

The Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB averaged 87.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.05MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.43MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB is just 17.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Adata DashDrive UV150 USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 13.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 15.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 182 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 49 123
6.34 Write 13.6 25.7
4.11 Mixed 15.1 33.2
26.1% 25.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.46 4K Read 5.05 8.55
0.03 4K Write 0.43 0.9
0.01 4K Mixed 0.36 0.76
45.3% 1.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free, PID dc1a
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 94.2
Write 12.3
Mixed 12.7
34% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 7.59
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 2.73 MB/s
13GB free, PID dc1a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.7
Write 8.42
Mixed 20.9
23% 20.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.88
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.54
56% 1.7 MB/s
0GB free, PID dc1a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 24.5
Write 8.36
Mixed 12.8
17% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.54
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.02
14% 0.89 MB/s
8GB free, PID dc1a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 25.1
Write 2.95
Mixed 5.24
10% 11.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.07
4K Mixed 0.06
13% 0.84 MB/s
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Desktop 72%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $666

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The UV150 combines a classic look with economical pricing...

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