Average Bench: 67.7% - 7th / 613

Based on 1,972 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 10.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.82MB/s
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Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 66.3%. 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 9.37MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 65.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,972 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.8 Read 167 250
18.2 Write 65.2 103
18.1 Mixed 74.2 133
111% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.21 4K Read 9.37 12.8
4.45 4K Write 8.82 10.8
2.26 4K Mixed 3.93 4.84
468% 7.37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.89 DQ Read 11.6 13.7
8.05 DQ Write 10.3 11.7
3.46 DQ Mixed 4.51 5.28
546% 8.79 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 244
Write 90.1
Mixed 122
168% 152 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.82
570% 9.11 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 5.21
621% 9.83 MB/s
7GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 247
Write 72.6
Mixed 30.9
110% 117 MB/s
4K Read 9.61
4K Write 8.97
4K Mixed 3.88
473% 7.49 MB/s
DQ Read 10.6
DQ Write 7.04
DQ Mixed 4.18
421% 7.28 MB/s
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 40.2
Write 39.3
Mixed 39.7
51% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 8.65
4K Write 9.51
4K Mixed 3.42
472% 7.19 MB/s
DQ Read 9.01
DQ Write 9.42
DQ Mixed 3.59
476% 7.34 MB/s
4GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 26.2
Write 24.8
Mixed 22.7
31% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.31
4K Write 4.41
4K Mixed 2.08
237% 3.6 MB/s
6GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 29.4
Write 19.8
Mixed 13.9
25% 21.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.17
4K Write 3.94
4K Mixed 1.63
209% 3.58 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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3 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


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21 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

16 days ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Good

2 days ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


Good

1 month ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


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3 days 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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7 days ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Good

23 days ago.

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


Liked

1 month ago.

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


Good

20 days ago.

Very fast and good price!


Liked

6 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Great


Good

2 months ago.

verry good


Good

3 months ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

still this not available in srilanka


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3 years ago.

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Outstanding

7 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 months ago.

Best , fast


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