Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,126 user samples
452 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 33% 13GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 2GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
Poor: 7% Great: 33%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 618
1,674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 33% 5GB free, PID 5583 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 10GB free, PID 5583 @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 33%
SPEED RANK: 185th / 618
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
27 % -27% 34.4 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
81 MB/s -59% 129 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+59%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
45 MB/s +3% 43.7 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.6 MB/s -33% 6.12 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.43 MB/s -7% 1.53 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Value
Value For Money
25.8 % -34% 34.6 % Much better value.
+34%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % -7% 63 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$9 -5% $9 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
63 Months -43% 36 Months Much more recent.
+43%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The Store n Go had a quirky performance profile. For its price the drive shone in the CrystalDiskMark and ATTO tests but the AS-SSD real world speed test revealed that the drive was less able to both read and write at the same time. It might be best to avoid this drive if you plan to run applications or host an operating system. Our tests showed the drive outperforming Verbatim's claimed write speed by a factor of three, an unusual result. There are several versions of this drive going by the same name, some with an LED, some without and all with vastly varying speed profiles. Our test drive performed at the top end of the speed range we have seen. Overall, given the low price but inconsistent results, we consider this drive average at best and a somewhat risky purchase.  [Oct '13 USBFlashPro]

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The 16GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is a remarkable flash drive. As well as packing a tiny form factor, the Ultra fit also boasts an impressive peak performance profile with maximum sequential read/writes of 129/46 MBps and 4K read/writes of 6.08/1.51 MBps. The Ultra Fit is actually only bested by three other 16GB models (Sandisk Extreme, Lexar P10, Lexar Triton) all of which cost between from 60-230% more. In terms of outright performance there are better alternatives but in terms of value for money the Ultra Fit is hard to beat. The superbly low price coupled with an amazing form factor which is barely larger than a USB socket make it easy to recommend the 16GB Ultra fit as the best small form factor flash drive on the market. The only thing to watch with the Ultra Fit are its sustained speeds which are significantly lower than peak. [Oct '14 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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