Real World Speed
Performance profile from 454 user samples
296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% 10GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 14GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 152nd / 639
158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% 10GB free, PID 1a03 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 9GB free, PID 1a03 @USB 2.1
Poor: 8% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 259th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
27.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
19.3 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
95.9 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+21%
79 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
47.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+115%
22 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
5.9 MB/s 10.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+81%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+233%
0.18 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
16.2 % Hugely better value.
+337%
3.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % +4% 57 %
Price
Price (score)
$15 Much cheaper.
+68%
$46
Age
Newest
72 Months More recent.
+16%
86 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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We like the Kingston Datatraveler R3.0 a lot. It has an extremely well-rounded performance profile, rock solid construction, good real world performance and comes at a below average price for a USB 3.0 flash drive. Kingston have done a great job with this drive and we expect it will do well over the coming months. We could not help but notice several similarities between this drive and the Corsair Flash Voyager both in terms of construction and performance profile. Based on the success of the Voyager, that bodes well for the Kingston R3.0. In absolute terms there are faster drives to be had at this time but only if you are prepared to pay more. [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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Physically the Flash Voyager is longer and wider than most drives, it has a very solid and safe feel to it thanks to its somewhat oversized rubber casing. In terms of performance the drives profile is reasonably consistent but not record breaking in any particular areas. From a value perspective the drive is somewhere in the middle of the pack, you will not go far wrong with this drive but there are better deals to be had. [Jun '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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  • 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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