KingstonDTHX30/64GB
$104
CorsairCMFGTT3-64GB
$99
 $104 

Release date: Q4 2011.

 $99 

Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 500 user samples
500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% 47GB free, PID 162b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 32GB free, PID 162b @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 639

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Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
36.9 % 57 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
247 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
232 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+33%
82 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.2 MB/s 23 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+219%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.15 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+5,650%
0.02 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
12.4 % 20.2 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 57 %
Price
Price (score)
$104 $99 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
83 Months 69 Months More recent.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
64GB 64GB
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Because of its fantastic headline read/write speeds, there is often a lot of interest in this drive. It's not available in 16GB so I couldn't include it in the standardized tests. Quickly looking at the 64GB Kingston HyperX 3.0 (manuf.) claimed seq r/w speeds 225/135 @ £78 or $100. Compared to the November leader - Sandisk Extreme 64GB version (manuf.) claimed r/w 190/170 @ £45 or $79. The extreme is significantly better value, and has much much faster 4K write speeds. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]

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This could have been a serious contender in the high speed USB 3.0 arena. On paper at least, with 260/220 MB/s read/write speeds, this drive would have had the highest sequential speeds we have seen to date on a 64GB drive. The GT Turbo was delayed by several months by Corsair, and when finally released it proved to fall far short of the advertised headline speeds. In reality it can only write at around 80 MBps and has an extremely weak 4K Random write speed. Corsair have offered refunds to the multitude of unhappy customers that bought this drive in anticipation of it setting new speed records. There are far faster drives available. [Aug '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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]

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