Average Bench: 21.7% (195th of 639)

Based on 1,141 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]

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Poor: 9%Average: 21.7% Great: 33%

Very poor average bench

The Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB averaged 78.2% 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 12.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 10.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB is 23.7%. 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 28.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 31MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,141 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 77.5 128
7.8 Write 28.7 48.5
5.73 Mixed 32 71.3
14.3 SusWrite 31 47.6
49.7% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 4.61 9.48
0 4K Write 0.93 1.4
0 4K Mixed 1.06 2.38
84.9% 2.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.82 DQ Read 17.6 25.4
5.33 DQ Write 12.5 17.8
0.32 DQ Mixed 10.2 14.2
838% 13.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
19GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 14 14 16 17 17 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 27
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 15.1
26% 22.1 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 5.1
461% 6.3 MB/s
28GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 23 23 26 21 MB/s
Read 107
Write 47.7
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 22.3
61% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.4
101% 2.27 MB/s
27GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 31 31 31 32 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 32.7
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 30.8
50% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
77% 2.03 MB/s
21GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 30 37 32 38 37 MB/s
Read 92
Write 20.7
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 34
49% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
75% 1.83 MB/s
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 Comments

Aluminum body with metal finish...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Above average

5 years ago.


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