PQIU819V
$36
KingstonDTSE9H/16GB
 $36 

Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,865 user samples
344 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 30% 12GB free, PID 0901 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 4% 13GB free, PID 0901 @USB 2.0
Poor: 4% Great: 30%
SPEED RANK: 409th / 639
1,521 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 8% 13GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Worst Bench: 4% 14GB free, PID 6545 @USB 2.0
Poor: 4% Great: 8%
SPEED RANK: 553rd / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
10.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+95%
5.56 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
45.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+168%
16.9 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
12.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+118%
5.56 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+214%
2.23 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.1 MB/s 0.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+300%
Value
Value For Money
1.97 % 7.31 % Hugely better value.
+271%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 52 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$36 $5 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Age
Newest
107 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
117 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The PQI Micro is not a fast performer, in fact, it's the slowest USB 3.0 thumb drive we have reviewed to date and it's also considerably over priced. There is however one saving grace for this drive, its form factor is by far the smallest we have ever seen on a USB 3.0 drive. Every single dimension (length, breadth, height, volume, weight) comes in lower than the USB 3.0 competition. So if you want a tiny USB 3.0 thumb drive and you can live with relatively slow performance then this could be the drive for you. We would suggest checking the various micro USB 2.0 options before purchasing this drive, you might find better value for money with only slightly slower performance. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB 2.0 is old tech, so in terms of performance this drive is less than half as fast as its USB 3.0 counterparts. Interestingly the 4K write speed is reasonable at 0.4 MBps. If you plan to move a lot of data to and from the drive you will be much better off with one of the faster USB 3.0 drives. That said, the SE9 has a beautiful form factor and is both rock solid and relatively light making it ideal for use on a keyring. [Nov '12 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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