PatriotPSF16GSPUSB
KingstonDTSE9H/16GB
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 676 user samples
15 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 13% 1GB free, PID 0916 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 0GB free, PID 0916 @USB 3.0
Poor: 6% Great: 13%
SPEED RANK: 435th / 639
661 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: 561st / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
18.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+240%
5.42 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
93 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+450%
16.9 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
12 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+116%
5.56 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
8.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+268%
2.23 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.13 MB/s 0.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+208%
Value
Value For Money
5.38 % 7.91 % Much better value.
+47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 57 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$30 $6 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
80 Months 78 Months +2%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The SuperSonic Pulse is one of the smaller drives we have tested. This drive has excellent all round read performance and very poor all round write performance. An asymetrical read/write performance of this type will only work out for a small minority of users. From a value perspective this drive is slightly above average at the time of writing. [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) 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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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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
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  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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