Average Bench: 23.6% (178th of 639)

Based on 1,380 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]

Poor: 10%Average: 23.6% Great: 39%

Very poor average bench

The Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB averaged 76.3% 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-64Thread Write Speed 11.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 9.72MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB is 29.5%. 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. Sequential Write Speed 28.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 29.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,380 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 81.2 154
7.2 Write 28.5 49
7.7 Mixed 35 73.3
13 SusWrite 29.2 47.3
50.7% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 4.99 11.8
0 4K Write 1.41 8.8
0 4K Mixed 1.59 6.3
120% 2.66 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.42 DQ Read 16 22.8
5.54 DQ Write 11.8 15.8
4.88 DQ Mixed 9.72 13.5
791% 12.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 9.9 17 16 14 MB/s
Read 38.6
Write 27.7
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 14.5
37% 28.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 6.1
510% 7.17 MB/s
DQ Read 9.3
DQ Write 6.8
DQ Mixed 6.6
490% 7.57 MB/s
25GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 29 30 31 30 30 MB/s
Read 104
Write 31.7
Mixed 34
SusWrite 30.2
56% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
77% 2.03 MB/s
2GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Read 0.2
Write 18.4
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 12.6
23% 14.3 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 4.7
399% 5.1 MB/s
29GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 32
Write 13.1
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 21
27% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
73% 1.67 MB/s
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 Comments

Aluminum body with metal finish...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

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


Above average

6 years ago.


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