SanDiskSDCZ80-016G
KingstonDTHX30/64GB
$104
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,303 user samples
2,687 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 4GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 31% 2GB free, PID 5580 @USB 3.0
Poor: 31% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 639
616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% 54GB free, PID 162b @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 12% 4GB free, PID 162b @USB 2.1
Poor: 12% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
62.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
47.3 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s 247 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+26%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
62 MB/s 109 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+76%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
15.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+113%
7.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
10.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+778%
1.15 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
24 % Hugely better value.
+102%
11.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +4% 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$17 Hugely cheaper.
+84%
$104
Age
Newest
111 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
118 Months
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 64GB
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The benchmark scores for the SanDisk Extreme were stunning. Until now every flash drive we have tested has shown a serious weakness in the area of 4K random writes. The SanDisk Extreme achieved a 4K random write speed of 2.1 MB/s which was over three times faster than the best of the rest, unfortunately we were unable to get consistent measurements but 2.1 MB/s was towards at the lower end of the range (10.8 MB/s - 1.71 MB/s) we observed. We suspect the inconsistency relates to the way the controller batches page cleanup. The other benchmark observations were all consistent and to date this drive has the highest sequential read we have seen on a 16GB flash drive. The SanDisk Extreme has not been released in the UK. Our test unit had to be shipped from Hong Kong where we were able to purchase it at at an extremely reasonable price. We will update the price if/when the drive becomes officially available in the UK ... [Jul '12 USBFlashPro]

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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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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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