Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,589 user samples
2,448 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 29GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 27% 18GB free, PID 5580 @USB 2.1
Poor: 27% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 616
2,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 40% 29GB free, PID 5583 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 11% 24GB free, PID 5583 @USB 2.1
Poor: 11% Great: 40%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 616
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
88.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+122%
40 % -122%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+47%
137 MB/s -47%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
117 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+109%
55.9 MB/s -109%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
11.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+73%
6.84 MB/s -73%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
10.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+390%
2.06 MB/s -390%
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % Better value.
+28%
54 % -28%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % +3% 68 % -3%
Price
Price (score)
$22 -42% $13 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
59 Months -44% 33 Months Much more recent.
+44%
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 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]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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