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(50.8)
Value(41.8)
Avg. bench(18.3)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(52.8)
Peak 4k-W(1.94)
Age months(64)
Price(30.5)
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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
81
100th
70.3
24 - 111
99th
64GB
60th
188
98th
8.9
97th
83
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3k
73
100th
60.6
23 - 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
83
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB $23
Samples 1.8k
66
100th
22.6
46th
59.2
28 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
83
5th
$23
45th
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $12
Samples 6.5k
66
100th
36.1
64th
25.1
11 - 38
76th
32GB
52nd
94.8
78th
3.4
94th
57
95th
$12
69th
5
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 359
64
99th
48.2
11 - 91
97th
64GB
60th
235
99th
1
44th
51
97th
6
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $5
Samples 1k
64
99th
58.6
79th
16.7
8 - 31
58th
32GB
52nd
50.5
67th
1.33
51st
74
9th
$5
99th
7
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $7
Samples 4.1k
64
99th
26.7
52nd
20.9
10 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
43.7
64th
2.6
91st
57
95th
$7
94th
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
72
10th
9
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 788
61
99th
24
10 - 38
74th
32GB
52nd
53.1
68th
1.15
47th
61
74th
10
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 5.7k
61
99th
40.7
68th
26.5
11 - 39
79th
64GB
60th
87.6
76th
3.2
94th
57
95th
$23
46th
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
72
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 454
60
98th
32.4
12 - 51
89th
32GB
52nd
66.1
71st
1.69
61st
82
6th
13
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 166
60
98th
33.9
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
132
91st
1
44th
51
97th
14
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $11
Samples 921
60
98th
13.4
36th
16.9
8 - 28
60th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
24th
91
2nd
$11
73rd
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 353
59
98th
25.2
10 - 40
77th
16GB
41st
47.4
66th
0.6
32nd
83
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 15k
59
98th
51.3
76th
24.4
10 - 36
75th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
70
11th
$8
88th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 998
59
98th
16.5
40th
16.5
7 - 32
57th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
54th
84
5th
$9
86th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 29
58
97th
32.2
9 - 61
88th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
53rd
72
10th
19
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 - 52
96th
64GB
60th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
76
8th
20
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $30
Samples 285
58
97th
38
66th
32.6
10 - 49
89th
64GB
60th
92
77th
0.33
27th
73
9th
$30
36th
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 396
57
97th
26
9 - 43
78th
32GB
52nd
74
72nd
0.2
22nd
76
8th
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 582
57
97th
38.8
10 - 77
93rd
64GB
60th
109
88th
1.15
47th
90
3rd
23
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 69
57
97th
16.5
9 - 36
57th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
90
3rd
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 209
57
97th
33.2
10 - 61
89th
64GB
60th
105
85th
0.15
20th
82
6th
25
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 214
57
97th
16.9
8 - 37
59th
16GB
41st
22
38th
0.18
21st
97
1st
26
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB $5
Samples 882
57
97th
9.6
24th
5.48
4 - 7
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
89
3rd
$5
99th
27
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 8k
57
97th
32.3
60th
22.1
10 - 34
71st
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
76
9th
$6
97th
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
88
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
81
7th
30
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 22
55
95th
9.81
6 - 16
34th
16GB
41st
12
18th
0.13
19th
91
2nd
31
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 153
55
95th
23.3
8 - 43
72nd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
23rd
88
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
91
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
23rd
88
4th
34
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 54
54
95th
23.4
11 - 37
72nd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
16th
105
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
93
2nd
36
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 270
54
95th
11.2
8 - 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
23rd
88
4th
37
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 136
54
95th
11
7 - 15
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
93
2nd
38
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 56
54
95th
14.9
9 - 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
94
1st
39
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 1k
54
95th
22.1
9 - 38
71st
64GB
60th
97.4
80th
0.85
41st
52
97th
40
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $7
Samples 927
54
95th
49.4
74th
19.7
9 - 30
67th
32GB
52nd
47.8
66th
0.95
43rd
100
1st
$7
92nd
41
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 380
54
95th
20
9 - 32
67th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
76
8th
42
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $46
Samples 198
54
95th
105
96th
69.2
25 - 135
99th
128GB
63rd
262
100th
12.3
99th
27+
99th
$46
20th
43
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $19
Samples 349
54
95th
43.4
71st
23.4
9 - 43
73rd
64GB
60th
95.4
79th
1.43
54th
100
1st
$19
56th
44
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $36
Samples 35
54
95th
25.1
50th
25.7
9 - 46
78th
64GB
60th
80
73rd
1.4
53rd
72
10th
$36
31st
45
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 116
54
95th
12.4
34th
12.8
9 - 19
41st
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
34th
86
4th
$9
84th
46
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $23
Samples 24
54
95th
9.71
24th
25.2
9 - 50
77th
16GB
41st
42.6
62nd
0.01
4th
72
10th
$23
46th
47
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 83
53
92nd
16.3
10 - 23
56th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
30th
85
5th
48
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 209
53
92nd
18.9
9 - 38
65th
32GB
52nd
42.2
61st
1.49
55th
83
6th
49
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 69
53
92nd
20.6
9 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
46.6
65th
0.98
44th
82
6th
50
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 100
53
92nd
12.1
7 - 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.76
36th
90
3rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $601SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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