Real World Speed
Performance profile from 473 user samples
473 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% 9GB free, PID 162b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 32GB free, PID 162b @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
64.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
60.9 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
247 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+25%
198 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s 114 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.2 MB/s 11.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+57%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.15 MB/s 1.51 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 60.3 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$104 60.4 USD Much cheaper.
+73%
Value
Value For Money
21.7 % 41.7 % Hugely better value.
+92%
Age
Newest
79 Months 67.9 Months More recent.
+16%
Capacity
Capacity
64GB   —
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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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