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Performance profile from 4,511 user samples

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4,511 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 43% 29GB free, PID 5581 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 13% 26GB free, PID 5581 @USB 2.1
Poor: 13% Great: 43%
SPEED RANK: 103rd / 618
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
23.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
13.6 % -70%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
112 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+70%
65.9 MB/s -70%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
16 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+89%
8.45 MB/s -89%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
5.2 MB/s -61% 8.38 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+775%
0.08 MB/s -775%
Value
Value For Money
20.7 % Better value.
+28%
16.2 % -28%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % -3% 60 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$19 -24% $15 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
52 Months -6% 49 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
Capacity
Capacity
32GB 32GB
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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]

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Having just done a review of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra which wasn't a great performer but still managed to represent reasonable value for money, I was expecting much the same from the 32GB Ultra. Generally speaking moving from the 16 to 32 GB capacity results in a doubling of the write speed. This was not the case for 32GB Ultra which had a performance profile that was almost identical to its 16GB sibling. As a consequence the 32GB Ultra is amongst the bottom 5% of 32GB Flash Drives in terms of performance and only slightly better in terms of value for money. There is no doubt that it's worth spending a little more on the superb 32GB Sandisk Extreme[Feb '14 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2017 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using price, 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 price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. Vote to share your opinion. [USBFlashPro]

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