Average Bench: 14.4% (349th of 639)

Based on 35 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 054c PID 05b9 Model: Sony Storage Media

Terrible average bench

The Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 8GB averaged 85.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.12MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 60.2MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 8GB is just 15.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 8GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 14.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 35 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.7 Read 60.2 118
10.3 Write 14.4 21.7
8.29 Mixed 15.9 37.4
29.5% 30.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.06 4K Read 6.12 9.32
0.3 4K Write 0.37 0.45
0.02 4K Mixed 0.21 0.41
42.4% 2.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 118
Write 17.1
Mixed 17.1
44% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 9.32
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.35
58% 3.34 MB/s
1GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 115
Write 20.5
Mixed 24.6
50% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 7.44
4K Write 0.38
4K Mixed 0.38
54% 2.73 MB/s
3GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 110
Write 21.5
Mixed 35.9
55% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 8.67
4K Write 0.44
4K Mixed 0.38
60% 3.16 MB/s
0GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 111
Write 11.4
Mixed 13
38% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.61
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.03
30% 1.66 MB/s
4GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 41.3
Write 11.9
Mixed 12.1
22% 21.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.47
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.04
41% 2.62 MB/s
3GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 41.6
Write 12.5
Mixed 13.8
23% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.11
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.05
37% 2.17 MB/s
7GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 26.9
Write 10.9
Mixed 11.7
18% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.16
16% 0.17 MB/s
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