Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95 user samples
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 23% 6GB free, PID 168c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 11% 5GB free, PID 168c @USB 2.1
Poor: 11% Great: 23%
SPEED RANK: 275th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
16.5 % 25.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
76.9 MB/s 120 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+56%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
36 MB/s 48.7 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
13 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+71%
7.59 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.46 MB/s 1.91 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+315%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 59.8 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$19 16.4 USD Slightly cheaper.
+15%
Value
Value For Money
5.75 % 11.8 % Hugely better value.
+105%
Age
Newest
90 Months 85.1 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB   —
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The DataTraveler Elite has a very well-rounded performance profile and it excels in the area of small file (~4K) read/write speeds. With a headline sequential read/write speed of 76/36 MB/s the DataTraveler Elite does not break any records but it's respectable. The drive is slightly larger than most but it still only weighs 12 grams which is less than average for a usb pen drive. In terms of value this drive is excellent as it provides a very balanced all round performance at an extremely low cost. [Jun '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 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]

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  • 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.
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