Real World Speed
Performance profile from 154 user samples
34 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 209% 56GB free, PID 55aa @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 36% 47GB free, PID 55aa @USB 2.1
Poor: 36% Great: 209%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 623
120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% 37GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 14GB free, PID 1a09 @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 623
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
234 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+291%
60 % -291%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
266 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+21%
220 MB/s -21%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
91.6 MB/s -15% 105 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+12%
20 MB/s -12%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
55.5 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+36,900%
0.15 MB/s -36,900%
Value
Value For Money
115 % Hugely better value.
+165%
43.3 % -165%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -8% 57 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$67 -28% $48 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
50 Months More recent.
+24%
66 Months -24%
Capacity
Capacity
60GB 64GB
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The Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 has a Sandforce controller coupled with MLC NAND. This combination produces mediocre results for an SSD but for a USB flash drive its small file 4K performance is staggering. Comparing the Ventura Ultra and Sandisk Extreme shows that for small file IO the Ventura is around 200% faster than the Extreme. The Extreme has faster peak write speeds but overall the Ultra leads by a whopping 72%. The Ultra is a great choice for hosting Operating Systems or for use as boot media (check mobo. compat.) where its small file performance and low access times will reduce load times by orders of magnitude. Thanks to its exceptionally reasonable pricing, the Ultra topples the Extreme as my top USB pick for both value for money AND overall performance. [May '14 USBFlashPro]

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The 64 GB Flash Voyager GT has an impressive performance profile. You wouldn't know it without checking the serial numbers but Corsair have released several variants of the USB 3.0 Voyager GT. With each successive version slightly besting its predecessor, this is the best flash drive I have seen from Corsair to date, it even beats the GT Turbo which is more recent. The strongest area of relative performance for the GT is 4K read speed where it achieves 20 MB/s, unfortunately its 4K write speed is almost equally poor clocking in at just 0.15 MB/s. I don't generally like that sort of imbalance in a flash drives performance because it means that from time to time I will get stuck waiting an inordinate amount of time for a data transfer to complete. Taken as a whole the 64 GB GT is a competent performer that's let down by its relatively weak 4k write speed. [Sep '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 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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