Average Bench: 19.9% (210th of 639)

Based on 2,736 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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Terrible average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB averaged 80.0% 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 Write Speed 1.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB is 23.1%. 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. Sequential Write Speed 16MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,736 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 80.5 130
6.2 Write 16 38.9
8.58 Mixed 21.2 50.3
37.6% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.97 4K Read 4.74 6.4
0.33 4K Write 1.19 1.55
0.16 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
81.9% 2.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
8GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 129
Write 43.8
Mixed 52.5
80% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.65
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.93
98% 2.63 MB/s
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 116
Write 19.9
Mixed 30.6
52% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.66
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.86
101% 2.67 MB/s
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 95.3
Write 34.6
Mixed 42.1
62% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.15
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.92
94% 2.45 MB/s
8GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 126
Write 11.4
Mixed 24.1
47% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 6.74
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 2.75 MB/s
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 Comments

Stays-put storage for all your devices...

Added 3 years ago.

Disliked

13 months ago.

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напоминает SanDisk nCache 2.0

напоминает SanDisk nCache 2.0


Poor

3 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

2 months ago.

excellent value- fastest usb I have because im a cheapie


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Very good

3 years ago.


Poor

21 months ago.

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


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