AdataAUV150-16G-RRD
KingstonDTSE9H/16GB

Release date: Q2 2013.

Release date: Q4 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,145 user samples
454 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 26% 14GB free, PID dc1a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 14GB free, PID dc1a @USB 2.1
Poor: 7% Great: 26%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 639
691 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 8% 3GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Worst Bench: 4% 0GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Poor: 4% Great: 8%
SPEED RANK: 560th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
13 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+136%
5.5 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
125 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+639%
16.9 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
24.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+337%
5.56 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
8.68 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+290%
2.23 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.91 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+128%
0.4 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
8.21 % +2% 8.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$14 $6 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
63 Months More recent.
+21%
80 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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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]

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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 0.4 MBps. If you plan to move a lot of data to and from the drive you will be much better off with one of the faster USB 3.0 drives. That said, the SE9 has a beautiful form factor and is both rock solid and relatively light making it ideal for use on a keyring. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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]

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