Average Bench: 67.7% - 8th / 614

Based on 2,106 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 32.2% 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 10.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.77MB/s
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Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 65.8%. 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 9.33MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,106 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 168 250
18.1 Write 65.4 104
17.7 Mixed 75.2 134
112% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.22 4K Read 9.33 12.8
4.45 4K Write 8.77 10.8
2.25 4K Mixed 3.89 4.84
465% 7.33 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.9 DQ Read 11.5 13.7
7.81 DQ Write 10.2 11.7
3.46 DQ Mixed 4.47 5.25
541% 8.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 241
Write 110
Mixed 140
187% 164 MB/s
4K Read 9.38
4K Write 8.69
4K Mixed 4.21
474% 7.43 MB/s
DQ Read 10.3
DQ Write 8.7
DQ Mixed 4.06
472% 7.68 MB/s
7GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 213
Write 87.4
Mixed 114
154% 138 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 8.21
4K Mixed 2.87
396% 5.43 MB/s
DQ Read 9.54
DQ Write 7.12
DQ Mixed 4.23
421% 6.96 MB/s
20GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 41.9
Write 34.1
Mixed 24.9
41% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 8.39
4K Write 9.34
4K Mixed 4.3
495% 7.34 MB/s
DQ Read 8.66
DQ Write 9.53
DQ Mixed 4.01
493% 7.4 MB/s
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.2
Write 27.5
Mixed 29.6
38% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 6.06
4K Mixed 2.71
321% 4.92 MB/s

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 Comments

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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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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


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17 hrs 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

4 days ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


Good

30 days ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Good

29 days ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


Good

2 months ago.

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


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20 hrs ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


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1 month ago.

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


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2 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Very fast and good price!


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16 days ago.

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Good

2 months ago.

Great


Good

3 months ago.

verry good


Good

4 months ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


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Good

2 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


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3 years ago.

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Outstanding

8 months ago.

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


Outstanding

3 months ago.

Best , fast


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