Average Bench: 69% (7th of 618)

Based on 2,697 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 31.0% 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-64Thread Write Speed 9.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.65MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 64.6%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 9.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
30 Read 177 250
17.6 Write 66.1 106
17.2 Mixed 76.4 133
115% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.36 4K Read 9.53 12.9
4.28 4K Write 8.65 10.8
2.32 4K Mixed 3.9 4.81
462% 7.36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.58 DQ Read 11.5 13.8
7.47 DQ Write 9.97 11.7
3.34 DQ Mixed 4.38 5.25
531% 8.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 251
Write 68.3
Mixed 99.8
145% 140 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 8.22
4K Mixed 4.24
469% 8.22 MB/s
DQ Read 12.8
DQ Write 8.9
DQ Mixed 4.65
508% 8.78 MB/s
1GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 174
Write 84.6
Mixed 32
101% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 4.76
560% 9.1 MB/s
DQ Read 13.4
DQ Write 7
DQ Mixed 4.9
454% 8.42 MB/s
24GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.9
Write 28.2
Mixed 28.6
38% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.74
4K Write 7.46
4K Mixed 2.75
368% 5.31 MB/s
1GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 13.5
Mixed 13.9
22% 20.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.01
4K Write 7.31
4K Mixed 2.93
371% 5.41 MB/s
1GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 31.1
Write 21.5
Mixed 10.3
24% 21 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 4.81
4K Mixed 1.67
239% 3.86 MB/s
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 31.1
Write 25.8
Mixed 28.4
36% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.91
4K Write 4.36
4K Mixed 2.96
271% 4.41 MB/s
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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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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

1 month ago.

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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

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


Good

2 months ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Good

3 months ago.

Took An hour to transfer ####


Liked

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Delivers the promised speeds!


Disliked

3 months ago.

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


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1 month ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Good

24 days ago.

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


Poor

2 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

9 months ago.

verry good


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3 months ago.

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Good

5 months ago.

IT`s a best flash drive


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


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4 years ago.

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Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

9 months ago.

Best , fast


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