Average Bench: 5.67% (545th of 639)

Based on 22 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 048d PID 1177 Model: Generic USB Flash Disk

Terrible average bench

The Generic USB Flash Disk 16GB averaged 94.3% 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 Read Speed 3.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.16MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Generic USB Flash Disk 16GB is just 2.94%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Generic USB Flash Disk 16GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 6.14MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 6.54MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.7 Read 20.2 24.6
3.19 Write 6.54 8.93
2.08 Mixed 6.14 9.97
11.2% 11 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.06 4K Read 3.42 4.87
0.01 4K Write 0.16 0.38
0.03 4K Mixed 0.12 0.21
22.2% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 24.6
Write 6.76
Mixed 7.73
13% 13 MB/s
4K Read 4.63
4K Write 0.13
4K Mixed 0.11
26% 1.62 MB/s
15GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 22.1
Write 6.14
Mixed 4.26
10% 10.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.87
4K Write 0.14
4K Mixed 0.16
28% 1.72 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 20
Write 6.34
Mixed 9.97
13% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.33
4K Write 0.14
4K Mixed 0.14
22% 1.2 MB/s
15GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 19.1
Write 5.31
Mixed 9.08
12% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.18
4K Write 0.25
4K Mixed 0.03
21% 1.15 MB/s
12GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 20.7
Write 5.18
Mixed 6.94
11% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.34
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.06
15% 1.14 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 22.3
Write 3.76
Mixed 6.79
10% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.05
3% 0.05 MB/s
12GB free, PID 1177
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 10.7
Write 7.2
Mixed 2.6
8% 6.82 MB/s
4K Read 2.16
4K Write 0.15
4K Mixed 0.14
18% 0.82 MB/s
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