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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(39.5)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(52.3)
Peak 4k-W(1.92)
Age months(60)
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 3.9k
83
100th
71.1
23 ↔ 111
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
97th
79
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 2.5k
73
100th
60.5
23 ↔ 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
79
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4.5k
67
100th
36.5
64th
25.4
12 ↔ 38
77th
32GB
52nd
92.1
77th
3.5
94th
53
95th
$12
72nd
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $22
Samples 1.7k
67
100th
23.4
47th
58.8
28 ↔ 80
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
79
5th
$22
52nd
5
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 3.4k
65
99th
24.2
48th
20.7
11 ↔ 30
68th
16GB
41st
43.1
64th
2.7
92nd
53
95th
$7
91st
6
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 332
64
99th
48.1
11 ↔ 90
97th
64GB
59th
208
98th
1
45th
47
97th
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $6
Samples 966
63
99th
50.1
77th
17.2
8 ↔ 32
61st
32GB
52nd
50
67th
1.3
51st
70
9th
$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
68
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 4.7k
61
99th
39.9
67th
26
10 ↔ 39
78th
64GB
59th
89.5
76th
3.1
94th
53
95th
$23
49th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 735
61
99th
24.1
10 ↔ 37
75th
32GB
52nd
50
67th
1.16
48th
57
73rd
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 63
60
98th
58.6
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
56th
68
10th
12
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 851
60
98th
20.6
43rd
16.6
8 ↔ 27
58th
16GB
41st
23
40th
0.24
25th
87
2nd
$7
93rd
13
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $41
Samples 404
60
98th
14.1
35th
32.7
11 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
67.2
71st
1.67
61st
78
6th
$41
29th
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB $55
Samples 155
60
98th
10.8
29th
34
11 ↔ 70
90th
32GB
52nd
129
91st
0.99
44th
47
97th
$55
17th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 334
59
98th
25.2
10 ↔ 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
66th
0.6
32nd
79
6th
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 878
59
98th
16.2
38th
16.2
7 ↔ 33
55th
16GB
41st
45
65th
1.43
55th
80
5th
$9
86th
17
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 12k
59
98th
40
67th
25.4
10 ↔ 39
77th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
16th
66
11th
$11
76th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 ↔ 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
53rd
68
10th
19
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 804
58
97th
7.95
22nd
5.44
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
29th
85
3rd
$6
97th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $37
Samples 271
58
97th
31.1
59th
33
10 ↔ 49
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
69
9th
$37
32nd
21
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
72
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 533
57
97th
37.5
9 ↔ 65
92nd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
48th
86
3rd
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 363
57
97th
26.2
9 ↔ 42
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
22nd
72
8th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 61
57
97th
16.2
9 ↔ 36
55th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
17th
86
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 189
57
97th
33.6
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
21st
78
6th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 196
57
97th
16.8
9 ↔ 37
59th
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
22nd
93
1st
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 23
56
96th
29
11 ↔ 46
85th
16GB
41st
106
86th
0.3
26th
84
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 6.7k
56
96th
27.7
51st
21.9
10 ↔ 34
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
16th
72
9th
$7
95th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 15
56
96th
23
11 ↔ 38
72nd
16GB
41st
45
65th
0.31
26th
77
7th
30
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 129
55
95th
23.2
8 ↔ 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
24th
84
4th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 20
55
95th
9.39
6 ↔ 15
33rd
16GB
41st
12
20th
0.13
20th
87
2nd
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 ↔ 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
87
2nd
33
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $4
Samples 14k
55
95th
28.2
54th
12.9
5 ↔ 24
41st
16GB
41st
9.9
12th
0.05
14th
69
9th
$4
100th
34
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 53
54
95th
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
17th
101
0th
35
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 67
54
95th
23.3
10 ↔ 33
73rd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
34th
89
2nd
36
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 33
54
95th
35.1
10 ↔ 54
91st
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
24th
84
4th
37
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $14
Samples 308
54
95th
59.7
81st
23.9
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
59th
95.9
79th
1.43
55th
96
1st
$14
67th
38
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 351
54
95th
19.8
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
72
8th
39
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $16
Samples 31
54
95th
55
79th
25.1
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
1
45th
68
10th
$16
62nd
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $13
Samples 852
54
95th
26.5
51st
19.7
9 ↔ 31
67th
32GB
52nd
48.2
67th
0.94
43rd
96
1st
$13
69th
41
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 55
54
95th
14.9
9 ↔ 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
42nd
0.02
8th
90
1st
42
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 129
54
95th
11.1
7 ↔ 16
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
89
2nd
43
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $10
Samples 94
54
95th
11.2
30th
12.8
9 ↔ 19
41st
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
34th
82
4th
$10
78th
44
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 233
54
95th
11.4
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
24th
84
4th
45
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 1k
54
95th
21.6
8 ↔ 38
70th
64GB
59th
97.3
80th
0.85
41st
48
97th
46
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 75
53
93rd
16.1
10 ↔ 22
54th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
30th
81
5th
47
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 86
53
93rd
11.8
7 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.76
36th
86
3rd
48
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 63
53
93rd
20.9
9 ↔ 31
69th
16GB
41st
46.1
65th
0.98
44th
78
6th
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 187
53
93rd
18.3
9 ↔ 38
64th
32GB
52nd
38.3
50th
1.32
52nd
79
6th
50
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $30
Samples 24
53
93rd
4.85
13th
16.6
10 ↔ 29
58th
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.23
24th
101
0th
$30
38th
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 16GB $22
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