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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(33.6)
Avg. bench(18.4)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(53.1)
Peak 4k-W(1.96)
Age months(70)
Price(26.4)
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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 4.4k
83
100th
73.2
27 - 111
99th
64GB
59th
188
97th
8.9
97th
89
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3.4k
73
100th
58.7
24 - 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
89
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.9k
66
100th
60
26 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
89
5th
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $14
Samples 7.4k
66
100th
24
59th
25.4
11 - 38
77th
32GB
52nd
92.9
78th
3.5
94th
63
95th
$14
66th
5
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $7
Samples 1.2k
64
99th
32.4
70th
17
8 - 31
60th
32GB
52nd
50.7
67th
1.4
53rd
80
9th
$7
93rd
6
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 389
64
99th
48.8
11 - 92
97th
64GB
59th
246
99th
1
44th
57
97th
7
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 4.9k
62
99th
22.4
55th
21.2
10 - 30
69th
16GB
41st
43.2
63rd
2.7
92nd
63
95th
$6
97th
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 60
61
99th
48.6
12 - 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
99th
1.1
46th
78
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 6.7k
61
99th
25.8
11 - 39
78th
64GB
59th
89.5
76th
3.1
94th
63
95th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 868
61
99th
24.3
10 - 38
74th
32GB
52nd
56.8
68th
1.12
47th
67
73rd
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 65
60
98th
58.3
13 - 91
97th
32GB
52nd
215
98th
1.5
56th
78
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 504
60
98th
32.2
11 - 51
88th
32GB
52nd
65.2
70th
1.7
61st
88
6th
13
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 177
60
98th
34.7
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
133
91st
1
44th
57
97th
14
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.1k
60
98th
17
8 - 28
60th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
97
2nd
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 370
59
98th
25.2
10 - 40
76th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
32nd
88
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 18k
59
98th
41.6
76th
26.1
11 - 38
79th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
76
11th
$8
89th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 1.1k
59
98th
14.3
42nd
16.5
7 - 32
57th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
54th
90
5th
$8
91st
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 33
58
97th
33.5
9 - 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
53rd
78
10th
19
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 - 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
82
8th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $30
Samples 297
58
97th
28.6
62nd
32.6
10 - 50
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
79
9th
$30
35th
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 609
57
97th
40.9
10 - 80
94th
64GB
59th
109
87th
1.15
47th
96
3rd
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 424
57
97th
26.4
9 - 46
79th
32GB
52nd
74
72nd
0.2
22nd
82
8th
23
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 75
57
97th
16.7
9 - 36
58th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
96
3rd
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 250
57
97th
32.4
10 - 60
88th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
20th
88
6th
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 250
57
97th
17.2
8 - 37
60th
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
21st
103
1st
26
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
Samples 984
57
97th
7.19
27th
5.47
4 - 7
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
95
3rd
$5
99th
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 24
56
96th
29.8
11 - 47
86th
16GB
41st
106
86th
0.3
26th
94
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $42
Samples 353
56
96th
79.3
95th
63.5
21 - 128
99th
128GB
63rd
249
100th
12.1
98th
33+
99th
$42
24th
29
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 9.7k
56
96th
23.7
57th
22.6
12 - 35
71st
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
82
9th
$6
97th
30
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 19
56
96th
22
10 - 38
70th
16GB
41st
45
64th
0.31
26th
87
7th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 24
55
95th
9.65
6 - 16
33rd
16GB
41st
12
18th
0.13
20th
97
2nd
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 15
55
95th
13.1
10 - 19
41st
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
97
2nd
33
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 180
55
95th
23.5
8 - 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
24th
94
4th
34
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $16
Samples 399
55
95th
38.7
74th
23.1
9 - 43
72nd
64GB
59th
94
78th
1.4
53rd
106
1st
$16
60th
35
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB
Samples 1.1k
55
95th
76.7
19 - 121
99th
128GB
63rd
215
98th
11.6
98th
66+
79th
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 58
54
94th
23.1
11 - 37
72nd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
16th
111
0th
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 38
54
94th
33.8
10 - 55
90th
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
24th
94
4th
38
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 86
54
94th
25.2
11 - 36
76th
16GB
41st
69
71st
0.7
34th
99
2nd
39
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB $18
Samples 311
54
94th
4.03
16th
11
8 - 14
37th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
24th
94
4th
$18
56th
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 1k
54
94th
29.4
64th
21
9 - 30
69th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
1.1
46th
106
1st
$9
79th
41
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 144
54
94th
11
7 - 15
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
99
2nd
42
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $27
Samples 39
54
94th
26.8
61st
27.6
9 - 47
80th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
1.4
53rd
78
10th
$27
40th
43
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $28
Samples 24
54
94th
5.92
23rd
25.2
9 - 50
76th
16GB
41st
42.6
62nd
0.01
4th
78
10th
$28
39th
44
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 420
54
94th
20.2
9 - 32
68th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
82
8th
45
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $15
Samples 1k
54
94th
38.3
73rd
21.9
9 - 36
70th
64GB
59th
92.7
78th
0.8
37th
58
97th
$15
62nd
46
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 62
54
94th
15.1
9 - 20
49th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
100
1st
47
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 131
54
94th
9.19
32nd
12.6
9 - 19
41st
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
34th
92
4th
$9
81st
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 95
53
92nd
16.5
11 - 23
57th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
29th
91
5th
49
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 32
53
92nd
16.9
10 - 28
59th
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.23
25th
111
0th
50
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 77
53
92nd
20.7
9 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
46.4
65th
0.98
44th
88
6th
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