Average Bench: 5.02% (597th of 639)

Based on 470 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0951 PID 1689, VID 0930 PID 6545, VID 0930 PID 6544 Model: Kingston DataTraveler SE9

Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB averaged 94.9% 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 5.03MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 18.7MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB is just 2.88%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.04MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 470 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.1 Read 18.7 22.3
2.4 Write 4.65 9.7
3.57 Mixed 6.17 11
9.9% 9.84 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.02 4K Read 5.03 7.65
0.003 4K Write 0.04 0.31
0.003 4K Mixed 0.03 0.14
20.7% 1.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 20.8
Write 6.75
Mixed 6.47
12% 11.3 MB/s
4K Read 7.98
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.006
30% 2.67 MB/s
3GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 19.6
Write 7.28
Mixed 5.77
11% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.04
4K Write 0.009
4K Mixed 0.004
19% 1.68 MB/s
3GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 21.4
Write 6.14
Mixed 12.2
14% 13.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.17
4K Write 0.009
4K Mixed 0.03
17% 1.4 MB/s
1GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 19.6
Write 3.05
Mixed 4.86
8% 9.19 MB/s
4K Read 7.67
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.004
29% 2.56 MB/s
4GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 18
Write 3.23
Mixed 4.61
8% 8.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.41
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.004
24% 2.14 MB/s
4GB free, PID 1689
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 18.4
Write 4.39
Mixed 6.35
10% 9.71 MB/s
4K Read 3.51
4K Write 0.009
4K Mixed 0.005
14% 1.18 MB/s
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation 20%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $156

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