UserBenchmark

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(42.9)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(52.7)
Peak 4k-W(1.95)
Age months(65)
Price(30.1)
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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 4.5k
81
100th
70.7
25 - 111
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
97th
84
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3k
73
100th
61.6
23 - 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
84
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $24
Samples 1.8k
66
100th
21.7
44th
59.3
28 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
84
5th
$24
43rd
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 7.2k
66
100th
35.3
64th
24.5
11 - 38
75th
32GB
52nd
80.8
74th
3.5
94th
58
95th
$12
68th
5
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $6
Samples 1k
64
99th
48.5
72nd
16.6
8 - 31
58th
32GB
52nd
50.5
67th
1.35
51st
75
9th
$6
96th
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 4.2k
64
99th
27.7
56th
21.1
10 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
43.8
64th
2.6
91st
58
95th
$7
94th
7
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 370
64
99th
48.4
11 - 92
97th
64GB
59th
235
99th
1
44th
52
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
73
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 5.7k
61
99th
41.2
67th
26.8
11 - 39
80th
64GB
59th
88.8
76th
3.2
94th
58
95th
$23
47th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 811
61
99th
24.1
10 - 38
74th
32GB
52nd
53.9
68th
1.15
47th
62
74th
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 65
60
98th
58.3
13 - 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
98th
1.5
56th
73
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 461
60
98th
32.5
12 - 51
89th
32GB
52nd
65.9
71st
1.69
60th
83
6th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 941
60
98th
13.8
35th
17
8 - 28
60th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
92
2nd
$11
74th
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 168
60
98th
34.3
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
132
91st
0.99
44th
52
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 355
59
98th
25.2
10 - 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
32nd
84
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 1k
59
98th
16.2
39th
16.1
7 - 31
55th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
54th
85
5th
$9
86th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 15k
59
98th
52.9
76th
25.1
10 - 37
76th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
71
11th
$8
89th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 - 61
88th
16GB
41st
161
96th
1.4
53rd
73
10th
19
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $31
Samples 285
58
97th
37.2
65th
32.6
10 - 49
89th
64GB
59th
92
78th
0.33
27th
74
9th
$31
34th
20
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 - 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
77
8th
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 398
57
97th
26.1
9 - 44
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
22nd
77
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 584
57
97th
39
10 - 77
93rd
64GB
59th
109
87th
1.15
47th
91
3rd
23
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 70
57
97th
16.5
9 - 36
57th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
91
3rd
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 223
57
97th
33.1
10 - 61
89th
64GB
59th
105
86th
0.15
20th
83
6th
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 220
57
97th
17
8 - 37
60th
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
21st
98
1st
26
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
Samples 890
57
97th
9.61
24th
5.48
4 - 7
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
90
3rd
$5
98th
27
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 8.1k
57
97th
30.6
61st
21.8
11 - 34
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
77
9th
$6
95th
28
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 24
56
96th
29.8
11 - 47
86th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
26th
89
4th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 17
56
96th
21.7
10 - 38
70th
16GB
41st
45
64th
0.31
26th
82
7th
30
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 23
55
95th
9.69
6 - 16
34th
16GB
41st
12
18th
0.13
20th
92
2nd
31
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 - 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
92
2nd
32
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 156
55
95th
23.4
8 - 43
72nd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
23rd
89
4th
33
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 34
54
95th
34.5
10 - 54
90th
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
23rd
89
4th
34
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 72
54
95th
23.7
11 - 34
73rd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
34th
94
2nd
35
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 55
54
95th
23.6
11 - 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
16th
106
0th
36
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $17
Samples 356
54
95th
47.3
70th
23.3
9 - 43
72nd
64GB
59th
95.1
79th
1.43
54th
101
1st
$17
58th
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 389
54
95th
20.1
9 - 32
68th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
77
8th
38
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 24
54
95th
20.4
43rd
25.2
9 - 50
77th
16GB
41st
42.6
63rd
0.01
4th
73
10th
$11
73rd
39
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 136
54
95th
11
7 - 15
38th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
94
2nd
40
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $34
Samples 35
54
95th
26.5
51st
25.7
9 - 46
78th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
1.4
53rd
73
10th
$34
30th
41
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 123
54
95th
13.4
34th
12.7
9 - 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
34th
87
4th
$8
89th
42
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 58
54
95th
15
9 - 20
49th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
95
1st
43
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB $80
Samples 1k
54
95th
65.5
84th
74.9
19 - 120
99th
128GB
63rd
213
98th
11.5
98th
62+
79th
$80
9th
44
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $5
Samples 953
54
95th
63.7
82nd
20
9 - 30
67th
32GB
52nd
48.3
66th
1
44th
101
1st
$5
97th
45
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $42
Samples 226
54
95th
114
97th
69.4
24 - 138
99th
128GB
63rd
264
100th
12.2
99th
28+
99th
$42
22nd
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 278
54
95th
11.1
8 - 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
23rd
89
4th
47
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $28
Samples 1k
54
95th
27.5
55th
21.8
9 - 38
70th
64GB
59th
96.2
79th
0.85
41st
53
97th
$28
38th
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 84
53
92nd
16.3
10 - 23
56th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
29th
86
5th
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 210
53
92nd
18.9
9 - 38
65th
32GB
52nd
42.2
61st
1.49
55th
84
6th
50
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 103
53
92nd
12.3
7 - 20
40th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.76
36th
91
3rd
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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $274Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $646SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $75SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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