KingstonDTE30/16GB
$19
Verbatim49172
 $19 

Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,189 user samples
124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 23% 6GB free, PID 168c @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 11% 12GB free, PID 168c @USB 2.1
Poor: 11% Great: 23%
SPEED RANK: 278th / 639
2,065 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 35% 14GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.1
Worst Bench: 7% 1GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
Poor: 7% Great: 35%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
16.8 % 17.4 % +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
75.5 MB/s 81 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
36 MB/s 45 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
13 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+183%
4.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.46 MB/s 1.43 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+211%
Value
Value For Money
5.85 % 12.7 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$19 $9 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
112 Months 111 Months +1%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 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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The Store n Go had a quirky performance profile. For its price the drive shone in the CrystalDiskMark and ATTO tests but the AS-SSD real world speed test revealed that the drive was less able to both read and write at the same time. It might be best to avoid this drive if you plan to run applications or host an operating system. Our tests showed the drive outperforming Verbatim's claimed write speed by a factor of three, an unusual result. There are several versions of this drive going by the same name, some with an LED, some without and all with vastly varying speed profiles. Our test drive performed at the top end of the speed range we have seen. Overall, given the low price but inconsistent results, we consider this drive average at best and a somewhat risky purchase.  [Oct '13 USBFlashPro]

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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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