Average Bench: 72% (7th of 639)

Based on 4,485 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For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014).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]

Poor: 26%Average: 72% Great: 111%

Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB averaged 27.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 8.88MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 85.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 8.94MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 153 249
13.1 Write 81.9 189
2.5 Mixed 42.7 124
17.6 SusWrite 101 191
116% 94.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.05 4K Read 8.94 12.4
1.41 4K Write 8.34 11
3.86 4K Mixed 6.82 8.4
549% 8.03 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.5 DQ Read 10.9 13.2
8.19 DQ Write 10.9 12.5
6.76 DQ Mixed 8.88 10.4
712% 10.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 144 164 168 159 167 MB/s
Read 245
Write 16.3
Mixed 34
SusWrite 152
122% 112 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 10.9
4K Mixed 7.8
648% 7.27 MB/s
DQ Read 12.1
DQ Write 12.5
DQ Mixed 8
742% 10.9 MB/s
55GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 122 136 95 115 MB/s
Read 247
Write 198
Mixed 155
SusWrite 109
227% 177 MB/s
4K Read 8.4
4K Write 10.1
4K Mixed 7.8
640% 8.77 MB/s
DQ Read 11.9
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 9.2
738% 10.8 MB/s
55GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 143 176 181 197 196 MB/s
Read 250
Write 65.5
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 158
170% 143 MB/s
4K Read 8.1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 7.6
431% 6.63 MB/s
54GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 90 107 123 121 139 MB/s
Read 246
Write 124
Mixed 102
SusWrite 108
175% 145 MB/s
4K Read 8.2
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 7.4
391% 6.27 MB/s
34GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 25 26 25 25 24 MB/s
Read 30
Write 24.3
Mixed 21
SusWrite 24.4
33% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 4.3
346% 4.17 MB/s
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  • Available capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
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2 months ago.


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


4 months ago.

The Best USB for SnHiOgOgTeIrNsG. A Must Have.


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


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


2 months ago.

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


22 months ago.

Fastest USB I've Have. Recomended Item


2 months ago.

good speed.. 240mb read 190mb write


19 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


17 months ago.


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


16 months ago.

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


2 years 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.


2 years ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


2 years ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


6 years ago.

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11 months ago.

I love it!


3 years ago.

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


10 months ago.

Quality issues


3 years ago.

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

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