Average Bench: 68.1% (7th of 615)

Based on 2,334 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

The 16GB Sandisk Extreme has led my USB 3.0 Flash drive group test since it was released back in Jun '12. Often with flash based devices, write speed scales linearly with capacity and the Extreme is no exception. The sequential write speeds for the different capacities are: 16GB = 62 MB/s, 32GB = 117 MB/s and 64GB = 188 MB/s. In the 64GB category there are several alternatives to the Extreme including the new Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo, Kingston HyperX and Patriot Supersonic Magnum. In the 16 GB category there are also a few viable alternatives but in the 32GB category I have yet to come across a drive that even comes close to the Sandisk Extreme from either a value for money OR performance perspective.  [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]


Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB averaged 31.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 9.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.74MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 64.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,334 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.3 Read 170 250
17.3 Write 65.5 106
17.2 Mixed 75.9 135
113% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.28 4K Read 9.32 12.6
4.44 4K Write 8.74 10.8
2.25 4K Mixed 3.87 4.83
463% 7.31 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.91 DQ Read 11.5 13.6
7.55 DQ Write 9.99 11.7
3.42 DQ Mixed 4.4 5.22
532% 8.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
19GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 179
Write 94.1
Mixed 56.5
120% 110 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 10.9
4K Mixed 5.08
595% 10.1 MB/s
DQ Read 15.1
DQ Write 11.3
DQ Mixed 5.54
630% 10.7 MB/s
18GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 236
Write 68.8
Mixed 107
146% 137 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 8.55
4K Mixed 4.28
475% 7.78 MB/s
DQ Read 10.6
DQ Write 9.16
DQ Mixed 4.32
498% 8.04 MB/s
17GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 42.3
Write 38.5
Mixed 32.6
47% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 8.19
4K Write 9.36
4K Mixed 3.47
467% 7.01 MB/s
DQ Read 10
DQ Write 8.99
DQ Mixed 3.47
461% 7.5 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 30.4
Write 22.3
Mixed 21.5
30% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.13
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 3.13
357% 5.32 MB/s
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  • Available capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Performance/speed: Up to 190 MB/s** ; write speed lower and varies by capacity.
  • Dimensions: 2.79" x .84" x .45" (70.87 mm x 21.34 mm x 11.43 mm)
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5 days ago.


I bought one of these used, and it works awesomely wel. Haven't had a problem yet and it handles all my iso's like a breeze!—May '15


13 days ago.


Great Drive, Even USB 2.0 speeds max out around the same has your attached HDD would. (30MB/s). This thing is fast!—Sep '14


For less than £20, this is an excellent buy.—May '15


3 days ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


9 days ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


21 days ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


4 days ago.

the read and write speed is just amazing. Great value for money


1 month ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


29 days ago.


It's the fastest Flash Drive I ever brought. Cheap, good construction quality and turbo usage. —Sep '14


7 days ago.


usb 2.0 performance: read: 30 mb/s write 30 mb/s—May '15


22 days ago.

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Výběr nového flash disku - 16/32 GB (vč. připojení k TV)


6 days ago.

The best USB 3.0 / 2.0 stick, very fast and good price ! Intr-adevar, acesta-i cel mai bun stick de 32 Gb. pe USB 3.0 / 2.0, precum si cea mai buna alternativa la un HDD extern (de min. 500 Gb., tot pe USB 3.0), dar daca vrem mult mai spatiu de stocare peste cei 32 de Gb. ai acestui SanDisk, atunci e mult mai rentabil un HDD extern pe USB 3.0 de min. 500 Gb. !!!


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5 months ago.

verry good


1 month ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


4 years ago.


4 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


4 years ago.

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10 months ago.

250/100 read/write for $20 can't be beat.


5 months ago.

Best , fast

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