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(50.2)
Value(57.1)
Avg. bench(18.7)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(53.1)
Peak 4k-W(2.09)
Age months(92)
Price(18.5)
ADVERTISEMENT

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

» «
User rating % Value % Avg. bench % Capacity Peak write MB/s Peak 4k-W MB/s Age months Price »
» «
User rating % Value % Avg. bench % Capacity Peak write MB/s Peak 4k-W MB/s Age months Price »
1
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 5.1k
60
100th
72.8
22 - 112
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
97th
111
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 4.1k
57
100th
64.7
25 - 92
99th
32GB
52nd
117
89th
10.1
97th
111
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $99
Samples 11k
55
100th
3.26
8th
24.6
10 - 38
74th
32GB
52nd
82.1
74th
3.6
93rd
85
95th
$99
6th
4
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $20
Samples 2.2k
54
99th
13.5
40th
20.5
8 - 36
67th
32GB
52nd
50.7
67th
2.68
90th
102
9th
$20
51st
5
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 2.6k
54
99th
62.4
31 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
97th
111
5th
6
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 500
54
99th
54.6
11 - 94
97th
64GB
59th
255
100th
1
44th
79
97th
7
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 65
53
99th
49.7
12 - 82
96th
64GB
59th
231
99th
1.1
46th
100
10th
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 73
53
99th
57.2
13 - 90
97th
32GB
52nd
215
99th
1.5
54th
100
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 491
53
99th
25.7
11 - 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
31st
111
6th
10
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 9.2k
53
99th
17.8
45th
21.6
11 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
42.8
63rd
2.7
90th
85
95th
$8
85th
11
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $45
Samples 11k
53
99th
15.6
43rd
26.7
12 - 39
79th
64GB
59th
88.2
76th
3.2
92nd
85
95th
$45
20th
12
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 215
53
99th
34.1
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
134
91st
1
44th
79
97th
13
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 660
53
99th
31.7
11 - 51
88th
32GB
52nd
70.4
72nd
1.7
58th
110
6th
14
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 1.1k
53
99th
24.7
10 - 42
74th
32GB
52nd
67
71st
0.9
41st
89
73rd
15
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.6k
53
99th
16.8
8 - 28
57th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
119
2nd
16
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 2.1k
53
99th
16.3
44th
17.3
7 - 34
59th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
53rd
112
5th
$7
89th
17
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 33
52
97th
26.8
11 - 46
79th
16GB
41st
106
85th
0.3
26th
116
4th
18
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 544
52
97th
27.1
10 - 48
80th
32GB
52nd
74
73rd
0.2
23rd
104
8th
19
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 38
52
97th
33.5
9 - 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
96th
1.4
52nd
100
10th
20
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 119
52
97th
16.8
9 - 36
56th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
118
3rd
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 616
52
97th
47.3
12 - 83
96th
64GB
59th
109
87th
1.15
46th
118
3rd
22
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 283
52
97th
23.2
8 - 42
71st
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
24th
116
4th
23
Compare Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 240GB
Samples 27
52
97th
151
31 - 258
100th
240GB
64th
155
95th
66.3
100th
89+
78th
24
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB
Samples 1.4k
52
97th
78.4
19 - 123
99th
128GB
63rd
216
99th
11.7
98th
89+
79th
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 349
52
97th
32.5
10 - 61
88th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
21st
110
6th
26
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
52
97th
24.4
10 - 40
73rd
16GB
41st
45
64th
0.31
26th
109
7th
27
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 346
52
97th
17.8
9 - 38
61st
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
22nd
125
1st
28
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 350
52
97th
33.7
10 - 50
90th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
101
9th
29
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
52
97th
45.1
41 - 52
95th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
14th
104
8th
30
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB
Samples 1.5k
52
97th
5.56
4 - 8
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
117
3rd
31
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $9
Samples 29k
52
97th
37.8
68th
25
10 - 36
75th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
98
11th
$9
82nd
32
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 17k
52
97th
21.9
53rd
22.6
10 - 35
70th
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
104
9th
$7
91st
33
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 7
51
95th
35
11 - 59
91st
64GB
59th
177
97th
0.4
28th
116
4th
34
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 256GB
Samples 70
51
95th
113
31 - 190
99th
256GB
66th
170
97th
41.1
99th
85+
95th
35
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 112
51
95th
24.8
10 - 37
74th
16GB
41st
69
72nd
0.7
33rd
121
2nd
36
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 67
51
95th
23
11 - 37
71st
32GB
52nd
48
65th
0.1
16th
133
0th
37
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 53
51
95th
15.1
10 - 28
48th
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.23
25th
133
0th
38
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 63
51
95th
24
11 - 43
72nd
64GB
59th
90
77th
0.1
16th
133
0th
39
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 109
51
95th
20.6
8 - 31
67th
16GB
41st
47
65th
0.97
43rd
110
6th
40
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 349
51
95th
20.7
10 - 45
67th
32GB
52nd
53.5
68th
1.6
56th
111
6th
41
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 125
51
95th
16.8
11 - 23
57th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
29th
113
5th
42
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 252
51
95th
28.2
10 - 51
81st
64GB
59th
84
75th
0.08
15th
104
8th
43
Compare SB X-Fi Go! 1GB
Samples 53
51
95th
0.37
0 - 0
0th
1GB
3rd
0.72
0th
0.01
5th
92+
28th
44
Compare WD Elements 500GB
Samples 9.5k
51
95th
24.7
11 - 43
74th
500GB
76th
105
85th
2.3
82nd
93+
13th
45
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 177
51
95th
12.7
7 - 23
40th
16GB
41st
19
35th
0.76
34th
118
3rd
46
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 43
51
95th
34.8
10 - 58
91st
32GB
52nd
115
88th
0.21
24th
116
4th
47
Compare Kingston DT 101 G2 16GB
Samples 1.6k
51
95th
5.64
4 - 8
14th
16GB
41st
18.8
35th
0.8
36th
93+
24th
48
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 569
51
95th
20.7
9 - 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
65th
0.6
31st
104
8th
49
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 613
51
95th
13.3
9 - 16
42nd
32GB
52nd
36.9
48th
0.05
14th
116
4th
50
Compare Super Talent Express DUO USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 25
51
95th
14.8
8 - 18
46th
16GB
41st
20
36th
0.3
26th
130
1st
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $72G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback