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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(33.4)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(51.6)
Peak 4k-W(1.87)
Age months(57)
Price(34.4)
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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 4.2k
82
100th
71.4
22 ↔ 110
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
76
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $58
Samples 2.9k
73
100th
19.2
44th
63.3
25 ↔ 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
76
5th
$58
18th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.6k
67
100th
58.3
29 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
76
5th
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4k
67
100th
36.3
68th
25.3
11 ↔ 39
77th
32GB
52nd
93.6
78th
3.6
95th
50
95th
$12
77th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB $206
Samples 307
64
99th
7.85
22nd
46.2
11 ↔ 88
96th
64GB
59th
200
98th
1
45th
44
97th
$206
2nd
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 3k
63
99th
22
49th
20.5
10 ↔ 31
68th
16GB
41st
42.5
62nd
2.6
92nd
50
95th
$8
90th
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 883
62
99th
37.7
72nd
17.1
8 ↔ 32
61st
32GB
52nd
50.1
68th
1.3
51st
67
9th
$8
92nd
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 59
61
99th
49.1
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
99th
1.1
46th
65
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 669
61
99th
24.1
10 ↔ 37
75th
32GB
52nd
48.2
67th
1.16
48th
54
74th
10
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 61
60
98th
59.9
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
57th
65
10th
11
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 756
60
98th
21.9
49th
16.3
8 ↔ 27
56th
16GB
41st
23
40th
0.24
25th
84
2nd
$6
98th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $51
Samples 375
60
98th
11.3
31st
32.9
12 ↔ 51
90th
32GB
52nd
66.8
71st
1.66
62nd
75
6th
$51
21st
13
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 3.8k
60
98th
41
76th
26.6
12 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
59th
90.2
76th
3.2
94th
50
95th
$23
51st
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 146
60
98th
34.1
11 ↔ 70
90th
32GB
52nd
123
91st
0.99
44th
44
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 309
59
98th
25.2
10 ↔ 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
32nd
76
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 9.8k
59
98th
39.6
74th
25.6
11 ↔ 38
78th
32GB
52nd
8.45
8th
0.08
16th
63
10th
$11
80th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 807
59
98th
17.3
41st
16.2
7 ↔ 33
56th
16GB
41st
45
66th
1.43
55th
77
5th
$8
90th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 ↔ 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
54th
65
10th
19
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
93rd
0.04
14th
69
8th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $40
Samples 246
58
97th
28.7
59th
32.4
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
66
9th
$40
34th
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 735
58
97th
8.13
23rd
5.46
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
29th
82
3rd
$6
99th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 347
57
97th
26.1
9 ↔ 41
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
69
8th
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 504
57
97th
37
9 ↔ 60
92nd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
47th
83
3rd
24
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 55
57
97th
15.9
9 ↔ 36
53rd
16GB
41st
21
39th
0.1
18th
83
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 164
57
97th
33
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
86th
0.15
21st
75
6th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 179
57
97th
16.4
8 ↔ 37
57th
16GB
41st
22
40th
0.18
22nd
90
1st
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 23
56
96th
29
11 ↔ 46
85th
16GB
41st
106
87th
0.3
26th
81
4th
28
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 14
56
96th
22
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
66th
0.31
27th
74
7th
29
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 5.3k
56
96th
26.8
56th
21.7
11 ↔ 33
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
9th
0.08
16th
69
9th
$7
97th
30
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 18
55
95th
9.19
6 ↔ 15
32nd
16GB
41st
12
22nd
0.13
20th
84
2nd
31
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 114
55
95th
23.5
8 ↔ 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
41st
0.21
24th
81
4th
32
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 ↔ 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
84
2nd
33
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 12k
55
95th
18.6
43rd
13.1
6 ↔ 23
41st
16GB
41st
9.9
13th
0.05
14th
66
9th
$6
99th
34
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 48
54
95th
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.1
18th
98
0th
35
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 62
54
95th
22.9
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
34th
86
2nd
36
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 28
54
95th
36.1
10 ↔ 54
92nd
32GB
52nd
115
90th
0.21
24th
81
4th
37
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
54
95th
14.8
9 ↔ 20
47th
16GB
41st
25
43rd
0.02
8th
87
1st
38
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 121
54
95th
11.2
7 ↔ 16
38th
16GB
41st
20
38th
0.2
23rd
86
2nd
39
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 210
54
95th
11.4
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
39th
0.21
24th
81
4th
40
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 332
54
95th
19.8
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.6
32nd
69
8th
41
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 766
54
95th
38.1
73rd
19.4
9 ↔ 31
66th
32GB
52nd
48.8
67th
1
45th
93
1st
$9
88th
42
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $14
Samples 290
54
95th
59.9
85th
24
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
59th
95.7
79th
1.43
55th
93
1st
$14
73rd
43
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $29
Samples 27
54
95th
30
60th
24.8
9 ↔ 45
76th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
0.96
43rd
65
10th
$29
41st
44
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 86
54
95th
12.6
34th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
37th
0.7
34th
79
4th
$9
87th
45
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $22
Samples 1k
54
95th
33.8
63rd
21.7
8 ↔ 39
70th
64GB
59th
98.5
81st
0.85
41st
45
97th
$22
52nd
46
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 59
53
93rd
21
9 ↔ 31
69th
16GB
41st
43
64th
0.99
44th
75
6th
47
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 75
53
93rd
11.9
8 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
37th
0.76
36th
83
3rd
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 73
53
93rd
16.2
11 ↔ 22
55th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
30th
78
5th
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 174
53
93rd
18.1
9 ↔ 38
64th
32GB
52nd
36.9
48th
1.19
48th
76
6th
50
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 295
53
93rd
13.8
10 ↔ 16
43rd
32GB
52nd
36.9
48th
0.05
15th
81
4th
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Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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