KingstonDTR30/16GB
CorsairCMFSV3-16GB

Release date: Q2 2012.

Release date: Q4 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 371 user samples
314 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 40% 8GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 14GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 40%
SPEED RANK: 146th / 639
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% 8GB free, PID 1a04 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 9% 2GB free, PID 1a04 @USB 2.1
Poor: 9% Great: 36%
SPEED RANK: 302nd / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
25.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
15.9 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
95.9 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+25%
77 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
47.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+126%
21 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
5.9 MB/s 13.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+136%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+500%
0.1 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
14.9 % Hugely better value.
+413%
2.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % +4% 57 %
Price
Price (score)
$15 Much cheaper.
+69%
$48
Age
Newest
77 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
84 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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We like the Kingston Datatraveler R3.0 a lot. It has an extremely well-rounded performance profile, rock solid construction, good real world performance and comes at a below average price for a USB 3.0 flash drive. Kingston have done a great job with this drive and we expect it will do well over the coming months. We could not help but notice several similarities between this drive and the Corsair Flash Voyager both in terms of construction and performance profile. Based on the success of the Voyager, that bodes well for the Kingston R3.0. In absolute terms there are faster drives to be had at this time but only if you are prepared to pay more. [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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The Flash Survivor is twice both the size and weight of most flash drives. This drive would be as well suited to smuggling diamonds as it is to carrying mp3's and word documents around. If you need a seriously robust flash drive, then this is almost certainly going to be your best choice. From a performance perspective the Flash Survivor is slightly below average but there are no glaring weaknesses, it has a well-rounded performance profile. Finally in terms of value this drive is towards the bottom of the pile unless you need super rugged features in which case it's a very good option. [Jun '12 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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