Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,755 user samples
2,752 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 54GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 26% 20GB free, PID 5580 @USB 2.1
Poor: 26% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 615
3 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 52GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 41% 59GB free, PID 106c @USB 3.0
Poor: 41% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 615
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
100 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
64.1 % -56%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
197 MB/s -12% 220 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
188 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
140 MB/s -34%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
13 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+100%
6.5 MB/s -100%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
8.9 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+22,150%
0.04 MB/s -22,150%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Hugely better value.
+218%
32 % -218%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % More popular.
+30%
57 % -30%
Price
Price (score)
$34 Much cheaper.
+51%
$70 -51%
Age
Newest
57 Months -12% 50 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
64GB 64GB
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For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exceptional 4K random write speed. The 16GB version of the Extreme is currently the value leader in the USB 3.0 flash drive shootout. At present there are no viable alternatives to the 64GB Extreme in fact the Corsair voyager GT turbo is the only drive on the horizon that may challenge the Sandisk any time soon. There are however several reports (Newegg, Amazon) of compatibility issues with this, the 64GB version (other versions are fine), so if you do go for the 64GB version, don't throw the receipt away in a hurry. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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