Average Bench: 45.2% (26th of 639)

Based on 3 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 059f PID 106c Model: LaCie XtremKey
Poor: 41%Average: 45.2% Great: 49%

Below average average bench

The Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 32GB averaged 54.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 204MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.8MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this USB perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3 samples)
Min Avg Max
199 Read 204 211
44.9 Write 65.9 92.9
30.6 Mixed 54.2 94.4
82.8 SusWrite 82.8 82.8
115% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.18 4K Read 4.86 5.2
0 4K Write 0.26 0.4
0.28 4K Mixed 0.52 0.9
44.5% 1.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free, PID 106c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 86 86 86 86 86 MB/s
Read 203
Write 92.9
Mixed 30.6
SusWrite 82.8
116% 102 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.9
50% 2.03 MB/s
20GB free, PID 106c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 211
Write 59.9
Mixed 94.4
129% 122 MB/s
4K Read 4.18
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.38
41% 1.65 MB/s
16GB free, PID 106c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 199
Write 44.9
Mixed 37.5
88% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.28
42% 1.96 MB/s

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Approx. $87 @ launch in Dec '12
AmazonUS $602 years
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