Average Bench: 28.5% - 92nd / 614

Based on 2,781 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5581 Models: SanDisk SanDisk Ultra, SanDisk Ultra

Having just done a review of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra which wasn't a great performer but still managed to represent reasonable value for money, I was expecting much the same from the 32GB Ultra. Generally speaking moving from the 16 to 32 GB capacity results in a doubling of the write speed. This was not the case for 32GB Ultra which had a performance profile that was almost identical to its 16GB sibling. As a consequence the 32GB Ultra is amongst the bottom 5% of 32GB Flash Drives in terms of performance and only slightly better in terms of value for money. There is no doubt that it's worth spending a little more on the superb 32GB Sandisk Extreme[Feb '14 USBFlashPro]

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Very poor average bench

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB averaged 71.4% 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 1.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.15MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB is 31.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.38MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 91.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.6 Read 91.3 146
12.4 Write 37.7 78.8
14 Mixed 48.7 95.3
66.4% 59.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.36 4K Read 5.38 7.23
0.33 4K Write 1.88 2.7
0.08 4K Mixed 1.15 1.49
123% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.9
Write 18.5
Mixed 23.1
30% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.23
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.21
135% 2.58 MB/s
14GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.8
Write 13
Mixed 17.5
24% 21.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.83
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 1.19
130% 2.7 MB/s

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 Comments

Stylish, Portable Design...

Added 3 years ago.

Outstanding

2 months ago.

Very nice USB flash drive!


Liked

14 months ago.

Comment 

The read and write speed is abolutly not was got promised by sundisk. Max. write speed on USB 3.0 port is 30Mb/sec.—Oct '14


Good

5 months ago.

My results were Read140MB/s, write:72MB/S on usb 3.0, which is great! Don't know how others got such low results, maybe on usb 2.0. Great product!


Very poor

3 years ago.


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