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(32.2)
Avg. bench(18.4)
Capacity(403)
Peak write(52.9)
Peak 4k-W(1.96)
Age months(68)
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 4.6k
83
100th
71.5
26 - 111
99th
64GB
59th
188
98th
8.9
97th
87
5th
2
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 3.2k
73
100th
60.1
24 - 92
98th
32GB
52nd
117
90th
10.1
98th
87
5th
3
Compare SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 1.9k
66
100th
59.7
27 - 81
98th
16GB
41st
62
70th
10.1
98th
87
5th
4
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB $14
Samples 7.3k
66
100th
24.3
59th
25.7
11 - 37
78th
32GB
52nd
69.4
71st
3.59
94th
61
95th
$14
66th
5
Compare Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB $6
Samples 1.1k
64
99th
34.9
72nd
16.6
8 - 30
57th
32GB
52nd
50.6
67th
1.4
53rd
78
9th
$6
95th
6
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 381
64
99th
49
11 - 92
97th
64GB
59th
244
99th
1
44th
55
97th
7
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB $6
Samples 4.3k
63
99th
22.1
56th
21.7
10 - 31
70th
16GB
41st
43.9
64th
2.7
91st
61
95th
$6
94th
8
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 60
61
99th
48.6
12 - 82
97th
64GB
59th
231
99th
1.1
46th
76
10th
9
Compare SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 6.1k
61
99th
31.3
68th
27.1
12 - 39
80th
64GB
59th
89.7
76th
3.1
94th
61
95th
$23
49th
10
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 850
61
99th
24.5
10 - 38
75th
32GB
52nd
55.7
68th
1.14
47th
65
74th
11
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 65
60
98th
58.3
13 - 91
98th
32GB
52nd
215
98th
1.5
55th
76
10th
12
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 492
60
98th
32.4
11 - 51
88th
32GB
52nd
65.5
71st
1.69
61st
86
6th
13
Compare Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB $8
Samples 1k
60
98th
13.8
41st
17.1
8 - 28
60th
16GB
41st
23
39th
0.24
25th
95
2nd
$8
89th
14
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 174
60
98th
34.5
11 - 70
90th
32GB
52nd
133
91st
1
44th
55
97th
15
Compare Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 364
59
98th
25.2
10 - 40
76th
16GB
41st
47.4
65th
0.6
32nd
87
6th
16
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB $8
Samples 16k
59
98th
39.3
75th
24.7
10 - 38
75th
32GB
52nd
8.45
7th
0.08
15th
74
11th
$8
89th
17
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 1.1k
59
98th
12.4
40th
16.5
7 - 31
57th
16GB
41st
45
64th
1.43
54th
88
5th
$9
86th
18
Compare Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 33
58
97th
33.5
9 - 61
89th
16GB
41st
161
95th
1.4
53rd
76
10th
19
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB $30
Samples 293
58
97th
28.6
64th
32.5
10 - 50
89th
64GB
59th
92
77th
0.33
27th
77
9th
$30
38th
20
Compare Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 4
58
97th
45.1
41 - 52
96th
64GB
59th
140
92nd
0.04
13th
80
8th
21
Compare Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 609
57
97th
40
10 - 78
93rd
64GB
59th
109
88th
1.15
47th
94
3rd
22
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 413
57
97th
26.3
9 - 45
79th
32GB
52nd
74
72nd
0.2
22nd
80
8th
23
Compare Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 74
57
97th
16.5
9 - 36
56th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.1
16th
94
3rd
24
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 238
57
97th
17.3
8 - 37
61st
16GB
41st
22
39th
0.18
21st
101
1st
25
Compare Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB
Samples 962
57
97th
5.48
4 - 7
13th
16GB
41st
5.56
2nd
0.4
28th
93
3rd
26
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB
Samples 236
57
97th
32.6
10 - 60
89th
64GB
59th
105
85th
0.15
21st
86
6th
27
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 24
56
96th
29.8
11 - 47
86th
16GB
41st
106
86th
0.3
26th
92
4th
28
Compare SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB $5
Samples 9.5k
56
96th
29.5
65th
22.4
10 - 35
71st
16GB
41st
8.85
8th
0.08
15th
80
9th
$5
98th
29
Compare Lacie RuggedKey USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 18
56
96th
22.4
10 - 38
71st
16GB
41st
45
64th
0.31
26th
85
7th
30
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 64GB $10
Samples 380
55
95th
60.7
88th
23.1
9 - 43
72nd
64GB
59th
94.9
78th
1.4
53rd
104
1st
$10
76th
31
Compare Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 13
55
95th
13.6
10 - 19
42nd
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.11
19th
95
2nd
32
Compare Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 172
55
95th
23.8
8 - 43
73rd
16GB
41st
24
40th
0.21
24th
92
4th
33
Compare Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 23
55
95th
9.69
6 - 16
34th
16GB
41st
12
18th
0.13
20th
95
2nd
34
Compare Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 37
54
95th
34.4
10 - 55
90th
32GB
52nd
115
89th
0.21
24th
92
4th
35
Compare Adata Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 57
54
95th
23.2
11 - 37
72nd
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.1
16th
109
0th
36
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 80
54
95th
24.6
11 - 36
75th
16GB
41st
69
71st
0.7
34th
97
2nd
37
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB
Samples 408
54
95th
20.2
9 - 32
68th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
0.6
32nd
80
8th
38
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 38
54
95th
31.5
69th
27
9 - 46
80th
64GB
59th
80
73rd
1.4
53rd
76
10th
$23
50th
39
Compare Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 16GB $25
Samples 24
54
95th
6.68
24th
25.2
9 - 50
76th
16GB
41st
42.6
62nd
0.01
4th
76
10th
$25
43rd
40
Compare Silicon Power Blaze B10 USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 142
54
95th
11
7 - 15
37th
16GB
41st
20
37th
0.2
22nd
97
2nd
41
Compare Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB $9
Samples 128
54
95th
9.2
33rd
12.6
9 - 19
40th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.7
34th
90
4th
$9
83rd
42
Compare Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 60
54
95th
15
9 - 20
48th
16GB
41st
25
41st
0.02
8th
98
1st
43
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB $42
Samples 281
54
95th
82.3
95th
66.7
24 - 135
99th
128GB
63rd
252
100th
12.1
98th
31+
99th
$42
24th
44
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB $23
Samples 1k
54
95th
24.5
59th
21.7
9 - 37
70th
64GB
59th
92.6
78th
0.83
40th
56
97th
$23
47th
45
Compare SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB
Samples 1.1k
54
95th
76.1
19 - 121
99th
128GB
63rd
215
98th
11.6
98th
64+
79th
46
Compare Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB $6
Samples 1k
54
95th
44.3
79th
20.2
9 - 30
68th
32GB
52nd
48
66th
1.1
46th
104
1st
$6
96th
47
Compare Lexar JumpDrive S73 USB 3.0 16GB $18
Samples 294
54
95th
4.04
16th
11.1
8 - 14
38th
16GB
41st
21
38th
0.21
24th
92
4th
$18
58th
48
Compare Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 75
53
92nd
20.7
9 - 31
69th
16GB
41st
46.4
65th
0.98
44th
86
6th
49
Compare Kingston DataTraveler Elite USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 92
53
92nd
16.4
11 - 22
56th
16GB
41st
36
47th
0.46
29th
89
5th
50
Compare Intenso Speed Line USB 3.0 16GB
Samples 107
53
92nd
12.3
7 - 20
40th
16GB
41st
19
36th
0.76
35th
94
3rd
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $219
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $618SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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