TranscendTS16GJF810
TranscendTS16GJF780

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q1 2012.

Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
13.5 % 35.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+163%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
75 MB/s 170 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+127%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
12 MB/s 39 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+225%
Value
Value For Money
10.2 % 20.7 % Hugely better value.
+104%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 58 %
Price
Price (score)
$12 Cheaper.
+23%
$15
Age
Newest
65 Months More recent.
+18%
79 Months
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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We really like this drive, it's one of our favourites. The JetFlash 780 has superb benchmark scores, at 170 MB/s this drive has the highest sequential read score we have ever seen on a consumer grade flash drive. Very interestingly the performance profile on our test unit exceeded even the manufacturers claimed speeds by over 30MB/s! The 4K write speed is less impressive, but passable at 0.3 MB/s. With reasonably solid all round performance and a reasonable price point of £23 this drive represents outstanding value for money. [Jun '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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