Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,140 user samples
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% 15GB free, PID a836 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 1GB free, PID a836 @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 618
1,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 15GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 29% 11GB free, PID 5580 @USB 2.1
Poor: 29% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 618
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
75.4 % -2% 76.6 % +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
219 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
196 MB/s -12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+160%
62 MB/s -160%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
18 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
15.3 MB/s -18%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.4 MB/s -621% 10.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+621%
Value
Value For Money
14.9 % -125% 33.5 % Hugely better value.
+125%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % -16% 67 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$44 -55% $20 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
51 Months More recent.
+18%
62 Months -18%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The 16GB Jumpdrive P10 decimates the existing sequential write speed records. With a sequential write speed of 161 MB/s the P10 is 52% faster than the current record of 106 MB/s which is held by Lexar's previous flagship USB 3.0 Jumpdrive Triton. As yet the P10 is still relatively new but Lexar have an excellent track record for reliability and the P10 is likely to fare well amongst the competition. Within the 16 GB category the P10 is currently the worlds fastest flash drive. That said, if your use case involves a lot of small file operations (most don't), then there are better alternatives available. [Aug '13 USBFlashPro]

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The benchmark scores for the SanDisk Extreme were stunning. Until now every flash drive we have tested has shown a serious weakness in the area of 4K random writes. The SanDisk Extreme achieved a 4K random write speed of 2.1 MB/s which was over three times faster than the best of the rest, unfortunately we were unable to get consistent measurements but 2.1 MB/s was towards at the lower end of the range (10.8 MB/s - 1.71 MB/s) we observed. We suspect the inconsistency relates to the way the controller batches page cleanup. The other benchmark observations were all consistent and to date this drive has the highest sequential read we have seen on a 16GB flash drive. The SanDisk Extreme has not been released in the UK. Our test unit had to be shipped from Hong Kong where we were able to purchase it at at an extremely reasonable price. We will update the price if/when the drive becomes officially available in the UK ... [Jul '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2017 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using price, 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 price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. Vote to share your opinion. [USBFlashPro]

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