Average Bench: 71.4% (8th of 639)

Based on 4,254 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exceptional 4K random write speed. The 16GB version of the Extreme is currently the value leader in the USB 3.0 flash drive shootout. At present there are no viable alternatives to the 64GB Extreme in fact the Corsair voyager GT turbo is the only drive on the horizon that may challenge the Sandisk any time soon. There are however several reports (Newegg, Amazon) of compatibility issues with this, the 64GB version (other versions are fine), so if you do go for the 64GB version, don't throw the receipt away in a hurry. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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Poor: 22%Average: 71.4% Great: 110%

Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB averaged 28.6% 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 10.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.28MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 88.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 8.85MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,254 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 160 251
9.53 Write 85.4 182
6.53 Mixed 66.9 182
11.8 SusWrite 100 193
128% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.73 4K Read 8.85 12.3
2.4 4K Write 8.28 11
1.79 4K Mixed 5.1 8.3
488% 7.41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.42 DQ Read 10.8 12.9
6.89 DQ Write 10.3 12.5
3.39 DQ Mixed 6.46 10.3
610% 9.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 175 169 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 249
Write 182
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 174
208% 166 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 11.1
4K Mixed 8.2
696% 10 MB/s
DQ Read 11.4
DQ Write 12.3
DQ Mixed 10.2
808% 11.3 MB/s
58GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 175 172 180 166 181 MB/s
Read 241
Write 128
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 175
184% 150 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 10.6
4K Mixed 7.7
661% 9.6 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 12.2
DQ Mixed 10.1
802% 11.4 MB/s
49GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 149 160 175 134 MB/s
Read 220
Write 161
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 148
184% 147 MB/s
4K Read 9.8
4K Write 8.5
4K Mixed 6.8
557% 8.37 MB/s
DQ Read 10.5
DQ Write 9.6
DQ Mixed 8.5
655% 9.53 MB/s
58GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 39
Mixed 30
SusWrite 38.2
50% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 7.3
646% 9.07 MB/s
DQ Read 9.8
DQ Write 12.2
DQ Mixed 9
757% 10.3 MB/s
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Packs unparalleled 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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23 days ago.

Extremely fast for everything, decent price.

Comment 

I have been using this for about 4 months now and nothing else even close and I've tried others!—Sep '14


Good

9 months ago.

Flimsy manufacture - failed after only moderate use.

Comment 

Failed after six months with a problem that seems quite common - could read from drive, but writing would instantly cause it to freeze.—Sep '14

Comment 

Cant be happier, actual speed i get is even better than advertised, well happy. Below is comparison between usb 2&3. —Jan '15


Excellent

1 month ago.

It is the fastest usb disk I have ever used. Performance is really on fire.


Good

11 months ago.

Fastest USB I've Have. Recomended Item


Excellent

4 months ago.

Does anyone tried to run Windows 8.1 on this pendrive? Complete installation, don't want usb boot for installation


Excellent

9 months ago.

only thing is it can not have any weight on the lanyard wile in use or the usb will ultimately fail I miss my cat


Excellent

7 months ago.

Comment 

Best stick I had until now; also works well together with usb 2 ports on older computers.—Sep '14


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great USB 3.0 Drive! Recommended, i just bought this drive for 20€!


Terrible

15 months ago.

I've tested it in a benchmark and got about 150MB/s for the sequential write speed but when I try to move a 40GB .vdi file (virtual machine), it's only 40MB/s... Going back to use my external hard drive.


Good

23 months ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


Good

23 months ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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Excellent

29 days ago.

I love it!


Excellent

2 years ago.

The feel of 'opening' it is the greatest ever.


Average

4 days ago.

Quality issues


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Excellent drive, never have something like this. All recommendation for buying this USB 3.0 memory stick !


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