Average Bench: 61.8% (12th of 639)

Based on 2,779 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

The 16GB Sandisk Extreme has led my USB 3.0 Flash drive group test since it was released back in Jun '12. Often with flash based devices, write speed scales linearly with capacity and the Extreme is no exception. The sequential write speeds for the different capacities are: 16GB = 62 MB/s, 32GB = 117 MB/s and 64GB = 188 MB/s. In the 64GB category there are several alternatives to the Extreme including the new Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo, Kingston HyperX and Patriot Supersonic Magnum. In the 16 GB category there are also a few viable alternatives but in the 32GB category I have yet to come across a drive that even comes close to the Sandisk Extreme from either a value for money OR performance perspective.  [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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Poor: 26%Average: 61.8% Great: 92%

Above average average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB averaged 38.1% 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. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.42MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB is 66.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,779 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.4 Read 145 249
13.1 Write 52.3 102
14.6 Mixed 50.8 121
16.6 SusWrite 58.7 104
89% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.58 4K Read 9.15 13
4.08 4K Write 8.42 10.9
2.55 4K Mixed 5.58 8.4
510% 7.72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.34 DQ Read 11.5 14
6.85 DQ Write 10.4 12.6
3.59 DQ Mixed 7.24 10.5
643% 9.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 16 16 16 14 16 MB/s
Read 29
Write 11
Mixed 24
SusWrite 15.4
25% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 4.2
350% 3.7 MB/s
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 20 12 19 17 MB/s
Read 31.2
Write 10.2
Mixed 13.8
SusWrite 16.8
22% 18 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 3.5
298% 4.17 MB/s
3GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 23 22 25 24 24 MB/s
Read 24.6
Write 23.4
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 23.3
29% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 3.8
278% 4 MB/s
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 Comments

USB 3.0 enabled for super-fast transfer speeds...

  • Available capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Performance/speed: Up to 190 MB/s** ; write speed lower and varies by capacity.
  • Dimensions: 2.79" x .84" x .45" (70.87 mm x 21.34 mm x 11.43 mm)
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8 months ago.

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I bought one of these used, and it works awesomely wel. Haven't had a problem yet and it handles all my iso's like a breeze!—May '15


Excellent

11 months ago.

Not as quick as promoted. also becomes too hot


Excellent

17 months ago.

Comment 

Great Drive, Even USB 2.0 speeds max out around the same has your attached HDD would. (30MB/s). This thing is fast!—Sep '14

Comment 

For less than £20, this is an excellent buy.—May '15


Liked

18 months ago.

Comment 

usb 2.0 performance: read: 30 mb/s write 30 mb/s—May '15


Liked

17 months ago.

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This pendrive is a BEAST !!!—Nov '14


Disliked

19 months ago.

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It's the fastest Flash Drive I ever brought. Cheap, good construction quality and turbo usage. —Sep '14


Poor

18 months ago.

The best USB 3.0 / 2.0 stick, very fast and good price ! Intr-adevar, acesta-i cel mai bun stick de 32 Gb. pe USB 3.0 / 2.0, precum si cea mai buna alternativa la un HDD extern (de min. 500 Gb., tot pe USB 3.0), dar daca vrem mult mai spatiu de stocare peste cei 32 de Gb. ai acestui SanDisk, atunci e mult mai rentabil un HDD extern pe USB 3.0 de min. 500 Gb. !!!


Good

16 months ago.

the read and write speed is just amazing. Great value for money


Liked

19 months ago.

Discussion  forum.zive.cz/...

Výběr nového flash disku - 16/32 GB (vč. připojení k TV)


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Poor

19 months ago.

still this not available in srilanka


Liked

5 years ago.

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Outstanding

2 years ago.

250/100 read/write for $20 can't be beat.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Best , fast


Excellent

13 months ago.

Fastest Drive I have ever used.


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