Average Bench: 76.7% (6th of 622)

Based on 4,272 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exceptional 4K random write speed. The 16GB version of the Extreme is currently the value leader in the USB 3.0 flash drive shootout. At present there are no viable alternatives to the 64GB Extreme in fact the Corsair voyager GT turbo is the only drive on the horizon that may challenge the Sandisk any time soon. There are however several reports (Newegg, Amazon) of compatibility issues with this, the 64GB version (other versions are fine), so if you do go for the 64GB version, don't throw the receipt away in a hurry. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.81MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 79.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,272 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 181 250
13.5 Write 96.6 186
14.9 Mixed 94.4 186
142% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.51 4K Read 9.42 12.2
3.83 4K Write 8.81 10.8
2.08 4K Mixed 3.89 4.79
467% 7.37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.7 DQ Read 11 13.1
7.09 DQ Write 10.2 11.6
3.23 DQ Mixed 4.38 5.19
535% 8.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 245
Write 177
Mixed 195
253% 205 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 9.69
4K Mixed 3.36
482% 7.74 MB/s
DQ Read 11.4
DQ Write 9.51
DQ Mixed 3.37
480% 8.09 MB/s
28GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 250
Write 174
Mixed 160
234% 195 MB/s
4K Read 9.87
4K Write 9.31
4K Mixed 4.3
499% 7.82 MB/s
DQ Read 10.7
DQ Write 9.85
DQ Mixed 4.44
526% 8.34 MB/s
38GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 243
Write 160
Mixed 148
219% 184 MB/s
4K Read 8.38
4K Write 9.86
4K Mixed 4.61
523% 7.62 MB/s
DQ Read 10.1
DQ Write 10.9
DQ Mixed 4.74
570% 8.59 MB/s
3GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 199
Write 156
Mixed 87.5
174% 147 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 10.8
4K Mixed 4.86
584% 9.89 MB/s
DQ Read 14.3
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 5.63
635% 10.5 MB/s
15GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 27.1
Write 19.5
Mixed 22.7
29% 23.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.09
4K Write 6.72
4K Mixed 2.34
331% 5.05 MB/s
32GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 27.2
Write 15.1
Mixed 17
23% 19.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.21
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.001
114% 1.77 MB/s
30GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 16.5
Write 7.88
Mixed 12.7
15% 12.4 MB/s
4K Read 2.65
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 2.79
153% 2.29 MB/s
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 Comments

Packs unparalleled 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)
Added 4 years ago.

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28 days ago.

It's too old now. It's about time a new flash drive took the throne.

Comment 

I have been using this for about 4 months now and nothing else even close and I've tried others!—Sep '14


Good

5 months ago.

forever warranty!


Poor

15 days ago.

when full it was slower


Excellent

1 month ago.

Flimsy manufacture - failed after only moderate use.

Comment 

Failed after six months with a problem that seems quite common - could read from drive, but writing would instantly cause it to freeze.—Sep '14

Comment 

Cant be happier, actual speed i get is even better than advertised, well happy. Below is comparison between usb 2&3. —Jan '15


Excellent

3 months ago.

Awesome drive.


Excellent

4 months ago.

just amazing


Good

6 months ago.

It's simply the best!


Excellent

3 days ago.

amazing!!!!!


Poor

3 months ago.

Does anyone tried to run Windows 8.1 on this pendrive? Complete installation, don't want usb boot for installation


Good

6 months ago.

only thing is it can not have any weight on the lanyard wile in use or the usb will ultimately fail I miss my cat


Good

1 month ago.

Fastest USB I've Have. Recomended Item


Liked

30 days ago.

Comment 

Best stick I had until now; also works well together with usb 2 ports on older computers.—Sep '14


Excellent

20 days ago.

Outstanding Performance!


Poor

7 months ago.

Great USB 3.0 Drive! Recommended, i just bought this drive for 20€!


Terrible

5 months ago.

I've tested it in a benchmark and got about 150MB/s for the sequential write speed but when I try to move a 40GB .vdi file (virtual machine), it's only 40MB/s... Going back to use my external hard drive.


Good

13 months ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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Good

13 months ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


Excellent

16 months ago.

The feel of 'opening' it is the greatest ever.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Excellent drive, never have something like this. All recommendation for buying this USB 3.0 memory stick !


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