Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
13.5 % 35.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
75 MB/s 119 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
12 MB/s 48.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 59.8 % +3%
Price (score)
$15 Slightly cheaper.
15.9 USD
Value For Money
7.95 % 20.5 % Hugely better value.
60 Months Slightly more recent.
66.1 Months
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I have not done a full review of this drive but given its relatively rare positioning as a Rugged USB 3.0 drive, the first drive I put it head to head with, based in its official specs, was the Kingston Datatraveler R3.0. The Kingston R3.0 leads the budget end of the USB 3.0 flash drives spectrum and it also happens to be a rugged drive. The Kingston has quadruple the write speed and a 30% faster read speed than the 810. In terms of price the 810 leads but not by much. I don't think the 810 will be a terribly successful flash drive from Transcend, they need to deliver more performance, especially write, to compete in the now very competitive USB 3.0 flash drive market. [Jul '13 USBFlashPro]


USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
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  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
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