Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,369 user samples
10,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 15GB free, PID 1666 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 7GB free, PID 1666 @USB 3.1
Poor: 6% Great: 25%
SPEED RANK: 373rd / 639
683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 26% 14GB free, PID 312b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 9GB free, PID 312b @USB 2.1
Poor: 8% Great: 26%
SPEED RANK: 280th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
13.1 % 20.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+60%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
62.6 MB/s 90 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+44%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
9.9 MB/s 23 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+132%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.1 MB/s 9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.05 MB/s 0.24 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+422%
Value
Value For Money
19.1 % 22.9 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$6 Cheaper.
+25%
$8
Age
Newest
62 Months More recent.
+22%
80 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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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 encouraging sign (Kingston have since quoted Read/Write speeds of 40/10 MB/s). With a sequential write speed of 9.9 MB/s and a random write of 0.046 MB/s This drive is actually slower at writing than a lot of USB 2.0 drives, it's seriously dog slow. I really don't understand why Kingston have released a flash drive with specs like this but then I guess they didn't write the speed in the specs for a reason! There is no reason to buy this drive, as there are far better USB 3.0 flash drives out there for approximately the same money. Kingston's own DTR30 is a far better drive for an extra five pounds. If you really don't want to spend more than £10 then the Verbatim Store n Go V3 is better for the money. [Jun '13 USBFlashPro]

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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 drive is around average and in terms of price it's also average. There are no obvious problems in the drive's performance profile. Overall the drive is ok but there are better bargains to be had at this time. [Aug '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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