Average Bench: 66.2% (10th of 639)

Based on 3,352 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

The 16GB Sandisk Extreme has led my USB 3.0 Flash drive group test since it was released back in Jun '12. Often with flash based devices, write speed scales linearly with capacity and the Extreme is no exception. The sequential write speeds for the different capacities are: 16GB = 62 MB/s, 32GB = 117 MB/s and 64GB = 188 MB/s. In the 64GB category there are several alternatives to the Extreme including the new Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo, Kingston HyperX and Patriot Supersonic Magnum. In the 16 GB category there are also a few viable alternatives but in the 32GB category I have yet to come across a drive that even comes close to the Sandisk Extreme from either a value for money OR performance perspective.  [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB averaged 33.7% 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-64Thread Write Speed 10MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.67MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 67.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 61.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,352 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 165 249
15.4 Write 61.3 103
16 Mixed 70.4 132
107% 99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.6 4K Read 9.53 12.9
4.17 4K Write 8.67 10.8
2.09 4K Mixed 3.89 4.82
462% 7.36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.67 DQ Read 11.6 13.9
7.21 DQ Write 10 11.7
3.39 DQ Mixed 4.42 5.23
535% 8.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 239
Write 98.6
Mixed 130
175% 156 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 9.91
4K Mixed 3.37
492% 8.07 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 9.66
DQ Mixed 3.57
497% 8.64 MB/s
24GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 236
Write 96.6
Mixed 129
173% 154 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 9.91
4K Mixed 3.41
496% 8.23 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 9.73
DQ Mixed 3.68
503% 8.66 MB/s
24GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 240
Write 101
Mixed 132
178% 158 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 8.72
4K Mixed 3.38
454% 7.88 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 9.92
DQ Mixed 3.7
510% 8.77 MB/s
24GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 240
Write 74.7
Mixed 111
152% 142 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 9.72
4K Mixed 3.51
494% 8.35 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 8.17
DQ Mixed 3.78
454% 8.2 MB/s
17GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 242
Write 90.7
Mixed 108
160% 147 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 8.16
4K Mixed 4.1
461% 8.06 MB/s
DQ Read 13.2
DQ Write 8.12
DQ Mixed 4.29
471% 8.52 MB/s
25GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 252
Write 103
Mixed 144
188% 166 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 5.44
4K Mixed 3.26
338% 6.73 MB/s
3,352 MORE »

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Approx. $39 @ launch in Jun '12
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $810

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 Comments

USB 3.0 enabled for super-fast 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)
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1 month ago.

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I bought one of these used, and it works awesomely wel. Haven't had a problem yet and it handles all my iso's like a breeze!—May '15


Excellent

5 months ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Excellent

10 months ago.

Comment 

Great Drive, Even USB 2.0 speeds max out around the same has your attached HDD would. (30MB/s). This thing is fast!—Sep '14

Comment 

For less than £20, this is an excellent buy.—May '15


Liked

12 months ago.

Comment 

usb 2.0 performance: read: 30 mb/s write 30 mb/s—May '15


Liked

11 months ago.

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Comment 

This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Disliked

12 months ago.

Comment 

It's the fastest Flash Drive I ever brought. Cheap, good construction quality and turbo usage. —Sep '14


Poor

11 months ago.

The best USB 3.0 / 2.0 stick, very fast and good price ! Intr-adevar, acesta-i cel mai bun stick de 32 Gb. pe USB 3.0 / 2.0, precum si cea mai buna alternativa la un HDD extern (de min. 500 Gb., tot pe USB 3.0), dar daca vrem mult mai spatiu de stocare peste cei 32 de Gb. ai acestui SanDisk, atunci e mult mai rentabil un HDD extern pe USB 3.0 de min. 500 Gb. !!!


Good

10 months ago.

the read and write speed is just amazing. Great value for money


Liked

12 months ago.

Discussion  forum.zive.cz/...

Výběr nového flash disku - 16/32 GB (vč. připojení k TV)


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Poor

12 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


Liked

5 years ago.

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Outstanding

24 months ago.

250/100 read/write for $20 can't be beat.


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Best , fast


Excellent

6 months ago.

Fastest Drive I have ever used.


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