PatriotPSF16GSPUSB
KingstonDTSE9H/16GB

Release date: Q4 2011.

Release date: Q4 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 712 user samples
16 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
696 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
8.98 % Much faster effective speed.
+63%
5.5 %
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
2.62 % 8.03 % Hugely better value.
+206%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$30 $6 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
82 Months 80 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) 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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Group Test Results

  • 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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