Average Bench: 68.8% (7th of 616)

Based on 2,593 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 31.1% 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 9.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.71MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 64.8%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 9.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
30 Read 176 250
17.8 Write 65.8 106
17 Mixed 75.7 134
115% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.31 4K Read 9.5 12.9
4.22 4K Write 8.71 10.8
2.34 4K Mixed 3.91 4.82
465% 7.37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.84 DQ Read 11.5 13.7
7.39 DQ Write 9.98 11.7
3.38 DQ Mixed 4.4 5.25
532% 8.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 245
Write 90.7
Mixed 107
160% 147 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.7
568% 9.15 MB/s
DQ Read 12.3
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 5.06
614% 9.68 MB/s
19GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 241
Write 92
Mixed 113
163% 149 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 4.71
4K Mixed 4.49
355% 6.82 MB/s
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 225
Write 99.2
Mixed 131
173% 152 MB/s
4K Read 5.51
4K Write 4.66
4K Mixed 2.85
276% 4.34 MB/s
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 41
Write 41.2
Mixed 33.8
49% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 7.74
4K Write 8.97
4K Mixed 4.07
472% 6.92 MB/s
DQ Read 8.57
DQ Write 9.52
DQ Mixed 3.85
486% 7.31 MB/s
30GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 37.5
Write 37.5
Mixed 37.4
48% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 8.14
4K Write 9.33
4K Mixed 4.38
496% 7.28 MB/s
DQ Read 8.51
DQ Write 9.04
DQ Mixed 3.89
472% 7.15 MB/s
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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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29 days ago.

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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 days ago.

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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

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


Good

1 month ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Good

2 months ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


Good

1 month ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


Liked

1 month ago.

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


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2 months ago.

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


Liked

27 days ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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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2 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

verry good


Good

4 months ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Poor

2 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


Liked

4 years ago.

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Outstanding

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

8 months ago.

Best , fast


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