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Speed test your USB in less than a minute.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures.[USBFlashPro]

639 USBs
Media
Brand
Seller
User rating(50.8)
Value(48)
Avg. bench(18.5)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(53)
Peak 4k-W(2.01)
Age months(80)
Price(32.1)
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FAQ

Why is bigger better?

Larger capacity drives often have higher write speeds... more

What are the main factors to look out for?

Speed, price, capacity, USB version and weight... more

Do dimensions matter?

Sometimes flash drives can obstruct adjacent USB ports on your computer... more

File system considerations?

FAT32 is more portable but NTFS is both more secure and works with individual files larger than 4GB... more

Why should USB 2.0 Flash Drives be avoided?

USB 3.0 is the future aware choice in today's market... more

What is effective USB Flash Drive speed?

A measure of how responsive a Flash Drive is to typical user access patterns. Sandisk Extreme 64GB ≈ 100%... more

What is the Flash Drive value for money rating?

A measure of real world Flash Drive performance and capacity per unit cost... more

How do you install an OS from a USB flash drive?

Use a utility to create a bootable USB then set your BIOS to boot from it... more

What is incompressible data?

Data that cannot be compressed e.g. most music, video and image file formats... more

What is sequential read speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be read from a device... more

What is sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

What’s the difference between NAND and V-NAND?

NAND and V-NAND are both types of flash memory which is a class of non-volatile memory that retains data even in the absence of an electrical current... more

What’s the difference between SATA, PCIe and NVMe?

NVMe, AHCI and IDE are transfer protocols (languages). They run on top of transfer interfaces such as PCIe or SATA (spoken, written)... more

What is 3D XPoint and how fast is it?

3D XPoint is the name given by Intel and Micron to their jointly developed, revolutionary storage technology as employed in Intel’s Optane memory... more

What’s the difference between SLC, MLC and TLC?

In terms or write performance, durability and price SLC > MLC > TLC... more

What is sustained sequential write speed?

A measure of how quickly large files can be written to a device... more

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1
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4.9k
84
100th
70.9
22 - 112
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
97th
99
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3.4k
74
100th
59
26 - 93
98th
32GB
52nd
117
89th
10.1
98th
99
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 2.3k
67
100th
60.5
26 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
99
5th
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $99
Samples 8.8k
67
100th
3.33
11th
25.1
10 - 38
76th
32GB
52nd
91
77th
3.69
94th
73
95th
$99
6th
5
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $20
Samples 1.7k
64
99th
12
38th
18.3
8 - 33
63rd
32GB
52nd
48.2
66th
2.45
86th
90
9th
$20
52nd
6
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 444
63
99th
50.3
11 - 93
97th
64GB
59th
249
99th
1
44th
67
97th
7
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 6.7k
62
99th
17
46th
20.7
10 - 31
68th
16GB
41st
43.5
64th
2.6
90th
73
95th
$8
87th
8
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $45
Samples 8.7k
61
99th
15.6
45th
26.5
12 - 38
79th
64GB
59th
87.8
76th
3.2
93rd
73
95th
$45
22nd
9
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 62
60
99th
48.9
12 - 82
96th
64GB
59th
231
99th
1.1
46th
88
10th
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 69
60
99th
58.5
13 - 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
54th
88
10th
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 196
60
99th
34.4
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
133
91st
1
44th
67
97th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 605
60
99th
31.9
11 - 51
88th
32GB
52nd
66.4
71st
1.7
60th
98
6th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.3k
60
99th
17
8 - 28
59th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
107
2nd
14
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 996
60
99th
24.2
10 - 40
74th
32GB
52nd
58.4
69th
1.06
45th
77
74th
15
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 23k
59
98th
37.2
74th
25.4
11 - 37
77th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
86
11th
$9
84th
16
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 446
59
98th
25.5
10 - 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
32nd
99
6th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 1.5k
59
98th
14.8
43rd
16.9
8 - 31
58th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
53rd
100
5th
$7
89th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 36
58
97th
34.7
9 - 61
91st
16GB
41st
161
96th
1.4
52nd
88
10th
19
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
Samples 1.2k
58
97th
7.17
27th
5.45
4 - 7
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
105
3rd
$5
98th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 325
58
97th
33.2
10 - 50
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
89
9th
21
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 - 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
14th
92
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 631
57
97th
44.5
10 - 82
95th
64GB
59th
109
87th
1.15
47th
106
3rd
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 491
57
97th
26.8
9 - 47
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
22nd
92
8th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 95
57
97th
16.8
9 - 36
58th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
17th
106
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 297
57
97th
17.7
9 - 38
61st
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
21st
113
1st
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 298
57
97th
32.2
10 - 60
88th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
21st
98
6th
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
56
96th
28.1
11 - 47
81st
16GB
41st
106
85th
0.3
26th
104
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 12k
56
96th
22.6
11 - 35
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
92
9th
29
Compare Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 240GB
Samples 27
56
96th
151
31 - 258
100th
240GB
64th
155
95th
66.3
100th
77+
78th
30
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 26
56
96th
23.7
10 - 40
72nd
16GB
41st
45
64th
0.31
26th
97
7th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 27
55
95th
9.53
6 - 16
33rd
16GB
41st
12
18th
0.13
20th
107
2nd
32
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $40
Samples 712
55
95th
75.5
92nd
57.5
23 - 118
97th
128GB
62nd
201
98th
11.8
98th
43+
99th
$40
26th
33
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $16
Samples 492
55
95th
38.3
75th
23.9
9 - 45
73rd
64GB
59th
95.3
78th
1.43
53rd
116
1st
$16
61st
34
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 16
55
95th
12.7
9 - 19
41st
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
107
2nd
35
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 227
55
95th
22.7
8 - 42
71st
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
24th
104
4th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 62
54
94th
23.1
11 - 37
72nd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
17th
121
0th
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 40
54
94th
35.1
10 - 58
91st
32GB
52nd
115
88th
0.21
24th
104
4th
38
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 225
54
94th
27.2
10 - 51
80th
64GB
59th
84
75th
0.08
15th
92
8th
39
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 99
54
94th
24.9
10 - 37
75th
16GB
41st
69
71st
0.7
34th
109
2nd
40
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 1.2k
54
94th
22.5
9 - 38
70th
64GB
59th
90
76th
0.8
36th
68
97th
41
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $10
Samples 1.3k
54
94th
31.5
67th
23.6
10 - 39
72nd
32GB
52nd
49
66th
8.8
97th
116
1st
$10
80th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB
Samples 1.2k
54
94th
75.8
16 - 122
99th
128GB
62nd
215
99th
11.7
98th
77+
79th
43
Compare Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 60GB
Samples 38
54
94th
143
36 - 209
100th
60GB
53rd
91.6
77th
55.5
100th
82
11th
44
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 64GB $8
Samples 12k
54
94th
55.3
83rd
16.8
6 - 28
57th
64GB
59th
64.1
71st
1.2
48th
81+
22nd
$8
88th
45
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 77
54
94th
14.9
9 - 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
110
1st
46
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 165
54
94th
10.9
7 - 16
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
109
2nd
47
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 506
54
94th
20.5
9 - 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
92
8th
48
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 366
54
94th
11
8 - 14
37th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
24th
104
4th
49
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 148
54
94th
8.21
30th
12.5
9 - 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
35th
0.7
34th
102
4th
$10
77th
50
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $22
Samples 46
54
94th
33.6
70th
28.2
9 - 49
81st
64GB
59th
80
74th
1.5
54th
88
10th
$22
48th
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