Average Bench: 65.3% (11th of 639)

Based on 3,230 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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Poor: 23%Average: 65.3% Great: 91%

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB averaged 34.6% 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 8.54MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 68%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 54.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 60.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 163 249
17.4 Write 60.1 103
16.8 Mixed 68.1 133
17.9 SusWrite 54.8 97.4
100% 86.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.4 4K Read 9.39 12.9
4.09 4K Write 8.54 10.9
2.03 4K Mixed 4.1 7.04
465% 7.34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.9 DQ Read 11.6 13.9
7.23 DQ Write 10 11.9
3.36 DQ Mixed 4.76 8.8
546% 8.79 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 106 106 106 105 MB/s
Read 219
Write 89.6
Mixed 49
SusWrite 106
135% 116 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 9.9
4K Mixed 8.4
674% 10.7 MB/s
DQ Read 14.6
DQ Write 8.6
DQ Mixed 9.7
677% 11 MB/s
6GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 104 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 225
Write 102
Mixed 107
SusWrite 103
163% 134 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 10.1
4K Mixed 7.5
629% 8.63 MB/s
DQ Read 11.5
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 9.3
740% 10.7 MB/s
30GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 105 106 105 106 106 MB/s
Read 221
Write 89
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 104
145% 123 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 7.3
545% 8.67 MB/s
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 47 55 48 93 83 MB/s
Read 250
Write 55.3
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 57.9
104% 102 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 7.6
552% 8.73 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

7 months ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Excellent

13 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

14 months ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

15 months ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

13 months ago.

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Comment 

This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Poor

14 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

12 months ago.

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


Liked

15 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Poor

15 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


Liked

5 years ago.

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Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

21 months ago.

Best , fast


Excellent

9 months ago.

Fastest Drive I have ever used.


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