Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,503 user samples
2,159 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 34% 14GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.1
Worst Bench: 7% 1GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
Poor: 7% Great: 34%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 639
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
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
17.3 % Much faster effective speed.
10.9 %
Peak Sequential Read Speed
81 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
45.3 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
45 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
12.1 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.6 MB/s 7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.43 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
0.1 MB/s
Value For Money
16.3 % Hugely better value.
1.97 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % Slightly more popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$7 Hugely cheaper.
112 Months 107 Months +4%
16GB 16GB

The Store n Go had a quirky performance profile. For its price the drive shone in the CrystalDiskMark and ATTO tests but the AS-SSD real world speed test revealed that the drive was less able to both read and write at the same time. It might be best to avoid this drive if you plan to run applications or host an operating system. Our tests showed the drive outperforming Verbatim's claimed write speed by a factor of three, an unusual result. There are several versions of this drive going by the same name, some with an LED, some without and all with vastly varying speed profiles. Our test drive performed at the top end of the speed range we have seen. Overall, given the low price but inconsistent results, we consider this drive average at best and a somewhat risky purchase.  [Oct '13 USBFlashPro]


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]


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]


Group Test Results

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  • 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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