PatriotPEF16GSBUSB
KingstonDTSE9H/16GB

Release date: Q1 2012.

Release date: Q4 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 775 user samples
84 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: 379th / 639
691 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 8% 3GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Worst Bench: 4% 0GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Poor: 4% Great: 8%
SPEED RANK: 560th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
12.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+135%
5.5 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
82 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+385%
16.9 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
19 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+242%
5.56 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
2.23 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.7 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+75%
0.4 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
10.3 % Better value.
+28%
8.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$11 $6 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
77 Months +4% 80 Months
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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USB 2.0 is old tech, so in terms of performance this drive is less than half as fast as its USB 3.0 counterparts. Interestingly the 4K write speed is reasonable at 0.4 MBps. If you plan to move a lot of data to and from the drive you will be much better off with one of the faster USB 3.0 drives. That said, the SE9 has a beautiful form factor and is both rock solid and relatively light making it ideal for use on a keyring. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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