SonyUSM16GQ
SonyUSM16GUB
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9 user samples
9 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 64% 15GB free, PID 05b9 @USB 3.0
Worst Score: 20% 6GB free, PID 05b9 @USB 2.1
Worst: 20% Best: 64%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 499

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Read?
Peak Sequential Read Speed
130 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+108%
62.6 MB/s -108%
Write?
Peak Sequential Write Speed
24 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+85%
13 MB/s -85%
Value?
Value For Money
14.5 % Hugely better value.
+93%
7.51 % -93%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
59 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
55 % -7%
Price?
Price (score)
$30 -15% $25 Cheaper.
+15%
Effective Speed?
Effective USB Speed
50.8 MB/s Hugely faster effective speed.
+128%
22.3 MB/s -128%
Age
Newness
35 Months -23% 27 Months More recent.
+23%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB

We had high expectations for this drive, unfortunately we were slightly disappointed. On the positive side the drive has excellent sequential read speeds, but the performance profile is unbalanced and the drive is significantly weaker at writing. In terms of build quality the drive is lacking, the plastic feels loose and the drive rattles when you shake it. Overall this drive has above average performance but is also priced higher than average leaving it reasonable value for money at best, there are better deals to be had at this time. [Jun '12 USBFlashPro]

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The Micro Vault Click has a claimed read speed of up to 82 MB/s, no official figure for write speed is offered by Sony, usually a bad sign. User reviews indicate that this drive has a write speed of between 8 and 13 MB/s and that the real world read speeds are in the range of 50 - 80 MB/s. With these sorts of speeds this drive is considerably worse at writing than a lot of USB 2.0 drives. I won't do a complete review for this drive as it would be a waste of time, there are far better value for money USB 3.0 flash drives available elsewhere including Sony's own Micro Vault Mach[Jun '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive User Rankings Chart

December 2014 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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