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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(34.7)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(51.8)
Peak 4k-W(1.9)
Age months(58)
Price(34.2)
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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 4.1k
81
100th
70.7
22 ↔ 110
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
98th
77
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB $58
Samples 2.8k
73
100th
19.1
42nd
63.1
26 ↔ 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
77
5th
$58
18th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 4.3k
67
100th
36
67th
25
10 ↔ 39
77th
32GB
52nd
95.1
78th
3.6
94th
51
95th
$12
76th
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $21
Samples 1.6k
66
99th
23.8
51st
58.4
29 ↔ 79
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
77
5th
$21
52nd
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 314
64
99th
46.9
11 ↔ 90
96th
64GB
59th
203
98th
1
45th
45
97th
6
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 3.2k
63
99th
22
49th
20.5
10 ↔ 30
68th
16GB
41st
42.5
62nd
2.7
92nd
51
95th
$8
91st
7
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $7
Samples 902
62
99th
42.3
76th
16.9
8 ↔ 32
60th
32GB
52nd
50
68th
1.29
51st
68
9th
$7
96th
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
66
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 4k
61
99th
40.9
73rd
26.6
12 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
59th
91.4
77th
3.2
94th
51
95th
$23
49th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB $30
Samples 680
61
99th
14
34th
24.2
10 ↔ 37
75th
32GB
52nd
48.9
67th
1.16
48th
55
74th
$30
35th
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 61
60
98th
59.9
13 ↔ 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
57th
66
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $52
Samples 381
60
98th
11
29th
32.7
11 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
66.6
71st
1.66
62nd
76
6th
$52
21st
13
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 150
60
98th
34
11 ↔ 70
90th
32GB
52nd
126
92nd
0.99
44th
45
97th
14
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 776
60
98th
16.2
37th
16.4
8 ↔ 27
57th
16GB
41st
23
40th
0.24
25th
85
2nd
$9
88th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 314
59
98th
25.3
10 ↔ 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
67th
0.6
33rd
77
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 10k
59
98th
38.6
71st
24.9
11 ↔ 38
76th
32GB
52nd
8.45
8th
0.08
16th
64
11th
$11
80th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 822
59
98th
16.1
37th
16.1
7 ↔ 33
55th
16GB
41st
45
65th
1.43
55th
78
5th
$9
89th
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
66
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
70
8th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $40
Samples 247
58
97th
28
58th
32.3
10 ↔ 47
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
67
9th
$40
31st
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $6
Samples 758
58
97th
7.97
22nd
5.46
4 ↔ 8
12th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
29th
83
3rd
$6
99th
22
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 57
57
97th
15.9
9 ↔ 36
53rd
16GB
41st
21
39th
0.1
17th
84
3rd
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 352
57
97th
26.2
9 ↔ 41
79th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
70
8th
24
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 507
57
97th
37
9 ↔ 60
92nd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
48th
84
3rd
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 172
57
97th
33.4
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
21st
76
6th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 183
57
97th
16.4
8 ↔ 37
57th
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
22nd
91
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
82
4th
28
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 14
56
96th
22
11 ↔ 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
65th
0.31
26th
75
7th
29
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 5.7k
56
96th
29
59th
21.6
10 ↔ 33
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
9th
0.08
16th
70
9th
$6
99th
30
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 116
55
95th
23.6
8 ↔ 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
41st
0.21
24th
82
4th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 18
55
95th
9.19
6 ↔ 15
32nd
16GB
41st
12
21st
0.13
20th
85
2nd
32
Compare Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 12k
55
95th
17.8
41st
13.6
5 ↔ 25
42nd
16GB
41st
9.9
12th
0.05
14th
67
9th
$7
98th
33
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 ↔ 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.11
19th
85
2nd
34
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 28
54
95th
36.1
10 ↔ 54
92nd
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
24th
82
4th
35
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 53
54
95th
23.6
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.1
17th
99
0th
36
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 64
54
95th
23
10 ↔ 32
72nd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
35th
87
2nd
37
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
54
95th
14.8
9 ↔ 20
47th
16GB
41st
25
42nd
0.02
8th
88
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
87
2nd
39
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 216
54
95th
11.4
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
39th
0.21
24th
82
4th
40
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 338
54
95th
19.9
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
67th
0.6
33rd
70
8th
41
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 783
54
95th
39.9
72nd
19.6
9 ↔ 31
67th
32GB
52nd
48.8
67th
0.99
44th
94
1st
$9
89th
42
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $22
Samples 1k
54
95th
33.9
64th
21.8
8 ↔ 39
70th
64GB
59th
98
80th
0.85
41st
46
97th
$22
51st
43
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $16
Samples 291
54
95th
52.5
80th
24
9 ↔ 43
74th
64GB
59th
95.6
79th
1.43
55th
94
1st
$16
65th
44
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $42
Samples 28
54
95th
20.4
46th
24.4
9 ↔ 45
75th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
0.96
43rd
66
10th
$42
29th
45
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 87
54
95th
10.2
28th
12.9
9 ↔ 20
41st
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
35th
80
4th
$11
81st
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
76
6th
47
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 177
53
93rd
18.3
9 ↔ 38
65th
32GB
52nd
37.9
50th
1.22
49th
77
6th
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 74
53
93rd
16.1
10 ↔ 22
54th
16GB
41st
36
48th
0.46
30th
79
5th
49
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 77
53
93rd
11.9
8 ↔ 19
39th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.76
36th
84
3rd
50
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 298
53
93rd
13.8
10 ↔ 16
43rd
32GB
52nd
36.9
48th
0.05
15th
82
4th
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Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
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Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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