PatriotPEF16GSBUSB
KingstonDTR30/16GB
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 349 user samples
76 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 20% 14GB free, PID 5100 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 5GB free, PID 5100 @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 20%
SPEED RANK: 371st / 632
273 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: 144th / 632
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
18.7 % 27.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+47%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
82 MB/s 95.9 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+17%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
19 MB/s 47.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+149%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.4 MB/s 5.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+146%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.7 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
0.6 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
14.9 % 16.2 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 59 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$11 Cheaper.
+26%
$15
Age
Newest
71 Months 68 Months +4%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The Supersonic boost has an interesting performance profile. The drive put in an excellent performance in the random 4K write test where it significantly outperformed more expensive drives but it scored very poorly in the random 4K read test. So where does that leave us? Well it really depends on the intended use for the drive. The strongest aspect of this drives performance is its outright read speed which is a very respectable 85MB/s and for most flash drive users that's the figure that's going to make the most difference. [Jun '12 USBFlashPro]

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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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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 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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Group Test Results

  • 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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