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4,120 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% 11GB free, PID 5583 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 29GB free, PID 5583 @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 634
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
23.1 % 41.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
112 MB/s 149 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
16 MB/s 55.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
5.2 MB/s 7.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.7 MB/s 2.03 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
Value For Money
31.1 % 59.4 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 67 % More popular.
Price (score)
$13 $12 Slightly cheaper.
59 Months 43 Months More recent.
32GB 32GB

The Patriot Tab has a beautifully, compact and solid form factor. In many ways it's the USB 3.0 version of the hugely successful, but terribly slow USB 2.0 DataTraveler SE9. It's clear that achieving the tiny form factor has required sacrifices in the speed department because the Tab has a relatively poor performance profile. With sequential read/write speeds of 112/16 MB/s the Tab has an effective speed of 60.7 MB/s which is below average for a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive and would mean waiting around five minutes to copy one 4.5GB DVD onto the flash drive. Although the 32GB Tab isn't a great performer in absolute terms, it is actually the best performing micro USB 3.0 flash drive I have seen to date. [Mar '14 USBFlashPro]


The 32GB Sandisk Ultra Fit has both a tiny form factor and a respectable performance profile. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 136/55 MBps and peak 4K read/writes of 6.6/2.0 MBps the 32GB Ultra Fit sits amongst the top 25% of 32GB flash drives. In terms of value for money the Ultra fit fares even better and is bested only by the Sandisk Extreme. Comparing the 32GB Extreme and Ultra Fit shows that the Extreme has over double the effective speed yet the extreme is only 32% more expensive than the Ultra Fit. To conclude, the 32GB Ultra Fit has good peak performance (sustained performance is far less impressive) but its key strengths are its tiny form factor and reasonable price tag. [Oct '14 USBFlashPro]


USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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