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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(40.3)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(52.6)
Peak 4k-W(1.92)
Age months(63)
Price(31.4)
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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 $128
Samples 4.2k
81
100th
19.5
42nd
71.2
25 ↔ 111
99th
64GB
60th
188
98th
8.9
97th
82
5th
$128
3rd
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 2.9k
72
100th
60.1
23 ↔ 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
82
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 6.1k
67
100th
36.4
65th
25.3
11 ↔ 38
77th
32GB
52nd
94.8
78th
3.5
94th
56
95th
$12
70th
4
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $21
Samples 1.8k
65
99th
24.1
48th
59.2
28 ↔ 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
82
5th
$21
52nd
5
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 3.9k
64
99th
26.5
52nd
20.8
10 ↔ 30
69th
16GB
41st
43.5
64th
2.6
92nd
56
95th
$7
94th
6
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $7
Samples 1k
64
99th
42.3
70th
16.9
8 ↔ 31
59th
32GB
52nd
50.5
67th
1.33
51st
73
9th
$7
93rd
7
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 350
64
99th
47.9
11 ↔ 90
97th
64GB
60th
230
99th
1
44th
50
97th
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 60
61
99th
48.6
12 ↔ 82
97th
64GB
60th
231
99th
1.1
46th
71
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 5.2k
61
99th
26.6
12 ↔ 39
80th
64GB
60th
87.2
75th
3.1
94th
56
95th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 772
61
99th
24
10 ↔ 37
74th
32GB
52nd
50.5
67th
1.16
47th
60
73rd
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
71
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB $27
Samples 438
60
98th
21.3
44th
32.4
12 ↔ 51
89th
32GB
52nd
66.7
71st
1.67
61st
81
6th
$27
40th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 907
60
98th
16.9
8 ↔ 28
59th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
90
2nd
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 166
60
98th
33.9
11 ↔ 70
90th
32GB
52nd
132
91st
1
44th
50
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 350
59
98th
25.2
10 ↔ 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
32nd
82
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $11
Samples 14k
59
98th
37.8
66th
23.9
10 ↔ 37
74th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
69
11th
$11
73rd
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 976
59
98th
16.5
39th
16.5
7 ↔ 33
58th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
54th
83
5th
$9
86th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 ↔ 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
52nd
71
10th
19
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
Samples 872
58
97th
9.58
25th
5.47
4 ↔ 8
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
88
3rd
$5
98th
20
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 ↔ 52
96th
64GB
60th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
75
8th
21
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $28
Samples 284
58
97th
40.4
67th
32.7
10 ↔ 49
89th
64GB
60th
92
77th
0.33
27th
72
9th
$28
39th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 576
57
97th
38.6
10 ↔ 76
93rd
64GB
60th
109
88th
1.15
47th
89
3rd
23
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 390
57
97th
26
9 ↔ 42
79th
32GB
52nd
74
72nd
0.2
22nd
75
8th
24
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 68
57
97th
16.3
9 ↔ 36
56th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
89
3rd
25
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 7k
57
97th
30.2
60th
22.4
10 ↔ 35
71st
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
75
9th
$6
96th
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 204
57
97th
33.4
10 ↔ 61
90th
64GB
60th
105
85th
0.15
20th
81
6th
27
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 210
57
97th
17
8 ↔ 37
60th
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
21st
96
1st
28
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 24
56
96th
29.8
11 ↔ 47
86th
16GB
41st
106
86th
0.3
26th
87
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
80
7th
30
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 143
55
95th
23
8 ↔ 43
72nd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
23rd
87
4th
31
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 20
55
95th
9.39
6 ↔ 15
32nd
16GB
41st
12
19th
0.13
19th
90
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
90
2nd
33
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 33
54
95th
35.1
10 ↔ 54
91st
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
24th
87
4th
34
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 54
54
95th
23.4
11 ↔ 37
73rd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
16th
104
0th
35
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 70
54
95th
23.4
10 ↔ 33
73rd
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
34th
92
2nd
36
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 1k
54
95th
22
9 ↔ 39
71st
64GB
60th
97.8
80th
0.85
41st
51
97th
37
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $46
Samples 180
54
95th
109
98th
71.9
25 ↔ 138
99th
128GB
62nd
263
100th
12.3
99th
26+
99th
$46
21st
38
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $19
Samples 334
54
95th
43.4
72nd
23.8
9 ↔ 43
73rd
64GB
60th
96.1
79th
1.43
54th
99
1st
$19
55th
39
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 56
54
95th
14.9
9 ↔ 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
93
1st
40
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 373
54
95th
20
9 ↔ 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
75
8th
41
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $25
Samples 23
54
95th
8.51
22nd
24.8
9 ↔ 50
76th
16GB
41st
42.6
63rd
0.01
4th
71
10th
$25
41st
42
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 107
54
95th
12.4
34th
12.7
9 ↔ 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
35th
0.7
34th
85
4th
$9
84th
43
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $36
Samples 34
54
95th
25.4
50th
26
9 ↔ 46
78th
64GB
60th
80
73rd
1.4
52nd
71
10th
$36
29th
44
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 135
54
95th
11
7 ↔ 15
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
92
2nd
45
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $7
Samples 897
54
95th
48.9
74th
19.5
9 ↔ 30
67th
32GB
52nd
47.7
66th
0.94
43rd
99
1st
$7
92nd
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 260
54
95th
11.2
8 ↔ 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
23rd
87
4th
47
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 67
53
92nd
20.6
9 ↔ 31
69th
16GB
41st
46.7
65th
0.98
44th
81
6th
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 83
53
92nd
16.3
10 ↔ 23
56th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
30th
84
5th
49
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 96
53
92nd
12.2
7 ↔ 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
35th
0.76
36th
89
3rd
50
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 204
53
92nd
18.7
9 ↔ 38
65th
32GB
52nd
39.5
52nd
1.46
55th
82
6th
The Best.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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