SanDiskSDCZ80-032G
AdataAUV128-32G-RBE

Release date: Q2 2012.

Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,857 user samples
2,994 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 7GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 25% 4GB free, PID 5580 @USB 2.1
Poor: 25% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 639
863 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 32% 29GB free, PID db8a @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 8% 29GB free, PID db8a @USB 2.1
Poor: 8% Great: 32%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
64.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+274%
17.2 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+59%
127 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
117 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+130%
50.8 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
11.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+50%
7.88 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
10.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+677%
1.3 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
37.6 % 37.8 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
+18%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$30 $8 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
75 Months 66 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
32GB 32GB
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The 16GB Sandisk Extreme has led my USB 3.0 Flash drive group test since it was released back in Jun '12. Often with flash based devices, write speed scales linearly with capacity and the Extreme is no exception. The sequential write speeds for the different capacities are: 16GB = 62 MB/s, 32GB = 117 MB/s and 64GB = 188 MB/s. In the 64GB category there are several alternatives to the Extreme including the new Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo, Kingston HyperX and Patriot Supersonic Magnum. In the 16 GB category there are also a few viable alternatives but in the 32GB category I have yet to come across a drive that even comes close to the Sandisk Extreme from either a value for money OR performance perspective.  [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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The new Adata Dashdrive UV128 has a performance profile that closely matches its older, and recently rebranded, Dashdrive Elite S102 Pro sibling. Comparing the two shows that the drives are nearly identical except for form factor. Personally I prefer a retractable form factor as USB caps are easily lost. Overall in terms of performance the Dashdrive UV128 is slightly above average and in terms of value for money it is also reasonable. [Jul '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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