Average Bench: 68.5% (8th of 622)

Based on 2,776 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 31.5% 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 10.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.63MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 64.7%. 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 64.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 176 250
17.4 Write 64.8 103
17.1 Mixed 74.6 133
114% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.19 4K Read 9.58 12.9
4.25 4K Write 8.63 10.8
2.27 4K Mixed 3.86 4.81
460% 7.36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.55 DQ Read 11.6 14
7.6 DQ Write 10.1 11.7
3.34 DQ Mixed 4.39 5.25
535% 8.68 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 246
Write 102
Mixed 129
178% 159 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 9.83
4K Mixed 3.56
501% 8.55 MB/s
DQ Read 12.8
DQ Write 9.73
DQ Mixed 3.71
505% 8.76 MB/s
23GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 252
Write 91.5
Mixed 121
169% 155 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 7.91
4K Mixed 4.66
476% 8.55 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 236
Write 27
Mixed 39.3
87% 101 MB/s
4K Read 9.32
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 4.55
546% 8.12 MB/s
DQ Read 11.6
DQ Write 10.6
DQ Mixed 4.22
549% 8.83 MB/s
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 42.1
Write 42
Mixed 29.5
48% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 10
4K Write 9.84
4K Mixed 4.56
527% 8.14 MB/s
DQ Read 10.2
DQ Write 10.6
DQ Mixed 4.73
561% 8.52 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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4 months 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

3 months 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

22 days ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Liked

5 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


Good

4 months ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


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5 months 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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4 months ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Good

2 months ago.

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


Poor

4 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

11 months ago.

verry good


Liked

5 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Poor

5 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


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4 years ago.

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Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Best , fast


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