Average Bench: 66.8% (10th of 639)

Based on 3,325 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]

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Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB averaged 33.1% 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-64Thread Write Speed 10MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.69MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 66.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 168 249
15.2 Write 62.2 103
15.9 Mixed 71.9 133
109% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.7 4K Read 9.53 12.9
4.28 4K Write 8.69 10.8
2.12 4K Mixed 3.88 4.82
463% 7.37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.55 DQ Read 11.6 13.8
7.23 DQ Write 10 11.7
3.35 DQ Mixed 4.39 5.22
532% 8.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 253
Write 102
Mixed 134
182% 163 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 9.68
4K Mixed 3.51
496% 8.6 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 9.34
DQ Mixed 3.44
482% 8.48 MB/s
12GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 171
Write 103
Mixed 96.5
144% 123 MB/s
4K Read 8.51
4K Write 4.76
4K Mixed 2.27
271% 5.18 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 232
Write 39.7
Mixed 60.7
105% 111 MB/s
4K Read 9.72
4K Write 5.08
4K Mixed 1.08
245% 5.29 MB/s
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Approx. $39 @ launch in Jun '12
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 Comments

USB 3.0 enabled for super-fast transfer speeds...

  • 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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19 days ago.

Excellent speed, low cost

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Excellent

9 months ago.

Comment 

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

Comment 

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


Liked

11 months ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

10 months ago.

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Comment 

This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Disliked

11 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

10 months 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. !!!


Good

9 months ago.

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


Liked

11 months ago.

Discussion  forum.zive.cz/...

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Poor

11 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


Liked

5 years ago.

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Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


Outstanding

17 months ago.

Best , fast


Excellent

5 months ago.

Fastest Drive I have ever used.


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