Average Bench: 76.4% (7th of 622)

Based on 3,896 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For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014).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 23.6% 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 8.65MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 81.4%. 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 3,896 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 181 250
13.5 Write 97.4 182
14.6 Mixed 94.6 183
143% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.34 4K Read 9.42 12.2
3.23 4K Write 8.65 10.8
2.1 4K Mixed 3.89 4.77
462% 7.32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.76 DQ Read 11.1 13.2
7.21 DQ Write 10.2 11.6
3.29 DQ Mixed 4.4 5.25
537% 8.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 238
Write 38.7
Mixed 40.3
95% 106 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 4.61
553% 8.52 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 11.3
DQ Mixed 5.02
597% 9.35 MB/s
11GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 236
Write 9.34
Mixed 30.2
73% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 4.56
550% 8.56 MB/s
DQ Read 11.4
DQ Write 2.76
DQ Mixed 4.95
304% 6.36 MB/s
45GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 138
Write 9.35
Mixed 64.8
70% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.51
559% 8.78 MB/s
DQ Read 13.1
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 4.41
578% 9.57 MB/s
30GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 138
Write 12.4
Mixed 101
91% 84 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 6.61
4K Mixed 2.05
334% 6.39 MB/s
55GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 41.5
Write 30.5
Mixed 35.3
44% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 8.67
4K Write 9.88
4K Mixed 4.28
514% 7.61 MB/s
DQ Read 10.4
DQ Write 9.94
DQ Mixed 4.22
520% 8.19 MB/s
39GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38.4
Write 12
Mixed 12.5
22% 21 MB/s
4K Read 9.48
4K Write 9.99
4K Mixed 4.64
533% 8.04 MB/s
DQ Read 9.47
DQ Write 7.25
DQ Mixed 4.63
439% 7.11 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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 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

3 months ago.

forever warranty!


Excellent

3 months 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.

fghfh


Excellent

1 month ago.

Awesome drive.


Excellent

2 months ago.

just amazing


Good

4 months ago.

It's simply the best!


Excellent

1 month ago.

amazing!!!!!


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

4 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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Fastest USB I've Have. Recomended Item


Disliked

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

6 months ago.

Outstanding Performance!


Terrible

3 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.


Poor

5 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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Good

11 months ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


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