Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103 user samples
38 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 209% 56GB free, PID 55aa @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 36% 47GB free, PID 55aa @USB 2.1
Poor: 36% Great: 209%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 639
65 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 47GB free, PID a836 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 12% 47GB free, PID a836 @USB 2.1
Poor: 12% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
143 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+187%
49.7 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
266 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+13%
235 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
91.6 MB/s 231 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+152%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
14 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
55.5 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+4,945%
1.1 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
46.2 % 72.4 % Much better value.
+57%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$76 $18 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
124 Months +5% 130 Months
Capacity
Capacity
60GB 64GB
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The Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 has a Sandforce controller coupled with MLC NAND. This combination produces mediocre results for an SSD but for a USB flash drive its small file 4K performance is staggering. Comparing the Ventura Ultra and Sandisk Extreme shows that for small file IO the Ventura is around 200% faster than the Extreme. The Extreme has faster peak write speeds but overall the Ultra leads by a whopping 72%. The Ultra is a great choice for hosting Operating Systems or for use as boot media (check mobo. compat.) where its small file performance and low access times will reduce load times by orders of magnitude. Thanks to its exceptionally reasonable pricing, the Ultra topples the Extreme as my top USB pick for both value for money AND overall performance. [May '14 USBFlashPro]

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The 64GB Jumpdrive P10 is Lexar's 2013 upgrade to their flagship Triton range of flash drives. The P10 shares the same excellent body as the Triton and delivers actual speed increases in the region of 30% over its predecessor. In terms of price there is not a huge increase so I do prefer the 64GB P10 to the 64GB Triton but the upgrade is less pronounced than when going from the 32GB Triton to the 32GB P10 where performance increased by nearly 75%. Despite its record breaking sequential speeds the 64GB P10, like the Triton and the other P10 drives, struggles in the area of small 4K random writes. If you are planning to use this drive to copy small files or to host applications you will likely be disappointed otherwise for tasks such as copying video and audio files this is one of the fastest flash drives you can currently buy. [Aug '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2024 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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