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1,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% 15GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 29% 11GB free, PID 5580 @USB 2.1
Poor: 29% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 618
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
13.5 % -468% 76.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+468%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
75 MB/s -161% 196 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+161%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
12 MB/s -417% 62 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+417%
Value
Value For Money
7.38 % -354% 33.5 % Hugely better value.
+354%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % -16% 67 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$16 Cheaper.
+20%
$20 -20%
Age
Newest
53 Months Slightly more recent.
+15%
62 Months -15%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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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]

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The benchmark scores for the SanDisk Extreme were stunning. Until now every flash drive we have tested has shown a serious weakness in the area of 4K random writes. The SanDisk Extreme achieved a 4K random write speed of 2.1 MB/s which was over three times faster than the best of the rest, unfortunately we were unable to get consistent measurements but 2.1 MB/s was towards at the lower end of the range (10.8 MB/s - 1.71 MB/s) we observed. We suspect the inconsistency relates to the way the controller batches page cleanup. The other benchmark observations were all consistent and to date this drive has the highest sequential read we have seen on a 16GB flash drive. The SanDisk Extreme has not been released in the UK. Our test unit had to be shipped from Hong Kong where we were able to purchase it at at an extremely reasonable price. We will update the price if/when the drive becomes officially available in the UK ... [Jul '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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