Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,820 user samples
680 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 33% 29GB free, PID db8a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 29GB free, PID db8a @USB 2.1
Poor: 8% Great: 33%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 634
4,140 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% 8GB free, PID 5583 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 29GB free, PID 5583 @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 634
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
35.7 % 41.7 % Faster effective speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
126 MB/s 149 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
52.9 MB/s 55.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
8.01 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
7.36 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.32 MB/s 2.02 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Value For Money
62.6 % Slightly better value.
59.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 67 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$10 Cheaper.
60 Months 43 Months More recent.
32GB 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 shows that the drives are nearly identical except for form factor. Personally I prefer a retractable form factor as USB caps are easily lost. Overall in terms of performance the Dashdrive UV128 is slightly above average and in terms of value for money it is also reasonable. [Jul '13 USBFlashPro]


The 32GB Sandisk Ultra Fit has both a tiny form factor and a respectable performance profile. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 136/55 MBps and peak 4K read/writes of 6.6/2.0 MBps the 32GB Ultra Fit sits amongst the top 25% of 32GB flash drives. In terms of value for money the Ultra fit fares even better and is bested only by the Sandisk Extreme. Comparing the 32GB Extreme and Ultra Fit shows that the Extreme has over double the effective speed yet the extreme is only 32% more expensive than the Ultra Fit. To conclude, the 32GB Ultra Fit has good peak performance (sustained performance is far less impressive) but its key strengths are its tiny form factor and reasonable price tag. [Oct '14 USBFlashPro]


USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 USB Rankings.

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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical flash usage patterns.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
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