Average Bench: 21% (199th of 639)

Based on 51 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1b1c PID 1a09 Model: Corsair Voyager GT 3.0

The 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager GT is an above average performer. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 130/24 MBps the GT has a reasonable large file performance profile. The GT clocked in an effective speed of 73.6 MB/s which puts it amongst the top 25% of 16GB USB 3.0 flash drives. The peak small file 4K read/write speeds of 18.8/0.93 MBps demonstrated by our four samples are remarkable. These speeds mark the Voyager GT as the fastest 4K reader and the fourth fastest 4K writer amongst all the 16GB flash drives we have tested to date, a very impressive result. [Feb '14 USBFlashPro]

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Very poor average bench

The Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB averaged 79.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 10.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 85MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 23.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 85 156
11.4 Write 23.2 38.7
14.6 Mixed 29 51.7
46.7% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.7 4K Read 10.1 16.4
0.01 4K Write 0.4 0.99
0.01 4K Mixed 0.42 1.17
65.2% 3.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 130
Write 38.8
Mixed 39.3
70% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.17
58% 4.26 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 108
Write 38.6
Mixed 35.5
64% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.94
107% 4.45 MB/s
7GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 147
Write 19.5
Mixed 32.5
60% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
63% 5.56 MB/s
14GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32
Write 17.5
Mixed 12.9
23% 20.8 MB/s
4K Read 6.12
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.4
62% 2.43 MB/s
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Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $990

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