Average Bench: 19.6% (214th of 639)

Based on 783 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 125f PID 312b Model: ADATA USB Flash Drive

The Adata Dashdrive Elite S102 Pro 32GB has proven to be a popular USB 3.0 flash drive. I did a full review of the 16GB version back in August 2012 and little has changed aside from the re-branding to Dashdrive Elite. The S102 Pro still has the same robust form factor and reasonable performance profile. With Sequential read/write speeds in the region of 110/37 MBps the 32GB version bests its smaller 16GB sibling by around 30% in terms of sequential performance. This performance improvement when jumping between capacities of the same drive is common amongst flash based drives. It stems from the increased parallelization potential on larger capacity drives. Small 4K file read/write performance clocks in at 13/0.4 MB/s which is above average for a 32GB flash drive. Overall the S102 Dashdrive Elite represents reasonable value for money. [Feb '14 USBFlashPro]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 9%Average: 19.6% Great: 31%

Terrible average bench

The Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB averaged 80.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 33.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB is 22.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 26.4MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 783 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 76.5 126
7.45 Write 26.4 48.8
5.35 Mixed 27.9 64.9
18.2 SusWrite 33.2 47.9
47.8% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.99 4K Read 5.1 9.28
0.009 4K Write 0.46 0.99
0.01 4K Mixed 0.41 1.02
48.8% 1.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 41 39 39 39 41 MB/s
Read 116
Write 36.7
Mixed 15.8
SusWrite 40.4
56% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.4
93% 2.4 MB/s
17GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 101
Write 44.2
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 41.4
64% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.6
99% 2.63 MB/s
29GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 19 22 19 21 MB/s
Read 105
Write 27.6
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 20.9
62% 54 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.6
55% 2.5 MB/s
783 MORE »

 Prices

Approx. $31 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $929 mins
NeweggUS $92 days
EbayUS $137 mins
Send price feedback
How Fast Is Your USB? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 USB Rankings.

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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Aluminum body with metal finish...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

19 months ago.

quite poor results for writes, up to 22mb/s usb 3.0, quite good read speeds, over 100mb/s


Above average

4 years ago.


Your
opinion?
639 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different USBs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback