Average Bench: 20.4% (205th of 639)

Based on 2,976 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5583 Model: SanDisk Ultra Fit

The 16GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is a remarkable flash drive. As well as packing a tiny form factor, the Ultra fit also boasts an impressive peak performance profile with maximum sequential read/writes of 129/46 MBps and 4K read/writes of 6.08/1.51 MBps. The Ultra Fit is actually only bested by three other 16GB models (Sandisk Extreme, Lexar P10, Lexar Triton) all of which cost between from 60-230% more. In terms of outright performance there are better alternatives but in terms of value for money the Ultra Fit is hard to beat. The superbly low price coupled with an amazing form factor which is barely larger than a USB socket make it easy to recommend the 16GB Ultra fit as the best small form factor flash drive on the market. The only thing to watch with the Ultra Fit are its sustained speeds which are significantly lower than peak. [Oct '14 USBFlashPro]

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Poor: 9%Average: 20.4% Great: 31%

Very poor average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB averaged 79.6% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 1.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.54MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 13.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 21.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 78.4 134
6.6 Write 21.7 41.5
9.8 Mixed 26.8 53.7
7.26 SusWrite 13.3 20.3
37.8% 35.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.97 4K Read 4.91 6.86
0.38 4K Write 1.54 2.6
0.19 4K Mixed 1.77 3.7
131% 2.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
10GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 14 15 13 14 MB/s
Read 125
Write 39.6
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 13.9
60% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.5
93% 2.1 MB/s
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 13 14 14 14 15 MB/s
Read 122
Write 34.5
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 14.9
52% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1
75% 2.67 MB/s
10GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 13 15 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 15.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 14.6
25% 20.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 2.5
166% 2.97 MB/s
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 Comments

Stays-put storage for all your devices...

Added 3 years ago.

Disliked

17 months ago.

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напоминает SanDisk nCache 2.0

напоминает SanDisk nCache 2.0


Poor

7 months ago.

Testing software isn't relieable because it shows fake write speed which includes write buffer. The real write speed is ~10MB/s so it is really slow for that capacity. Even my old pendrive - Kingston Data Traveler 8GB USB2.0 has above 20MB/s write speed


Excellent

7 months ago.

excellent value- fastest usb I have because im a cheapie


Poor

15 months ago.

The real write speed when copying data is ~10MB/s.


Very good

3 years ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Real-world write speeds are only 10-12MB/s which is very poor. The benchmarks seem incorrect.


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