Average Bench: 9.76% (422nd of 639)

Based on 257 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 55a5 Model: SanDisk Cruzer U
Poor: 5%Average: 9.76% Great: 14%

Terrible average bench

The SanDisk Cruzer U 32GB averaged 90.2% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 1.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.12MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Cruzer U 32GB is just 9.08%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Cruzer U 32GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 5.59MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 7.36MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 257 samples)
Min Avg Max
18 Read 26.4 38
2.2 Write 7.36 12.7
3.9 Mixed 10.3 16.8
2.2 SusWrite 5.59 8.17
13.7% 12.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.38 4K Read 4.07 5.79
0.1 4K Write 1.12 2.23
0.2 4K Mixed 1.5 3.1
104% 2.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.4 4.9 5.3 6 5.6 6 MB/s
Read 20
Write 8.5
Mixed 9
SusWrite 5.2
12% 10.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 2
136% 2.17 MB/s
24GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 3.1 4.9 5.1 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Read 19.5
Write 7.7
Mixed 9.3
SusWrite 4.7
12% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 2.5
149% 2.53 MB/s
22GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 3.1 2.4 4.8 4.4 3.9 MB/s
Read 30.3
Write 2.7
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 4
11% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 2.5
129% 2.9 MB/s
25GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.4 2.5 2 2.8 2 2.8 MB/s
Read 27.8
Write 3
Mixed 9
SusWrite 2.2
10% 10.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 2.2
117% 2.6 MB/s
30GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 8.6 7.8 8 8.1 7.3 MB/s
Read 23.9
Write 7.8
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 7.9
15% 13.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.9
95% 1.7 MB/s
3GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 4.2 5.1 1.5 6 4.4 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 6.8
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 4.4
12% 12.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.5
37% 1.67 MB/s
28GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.4 1.2 2 1.2 3.2 MB/s
Read 23.2
Write 2.5
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 2.8
9% 9.05 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 2.1
113% 2.5 MB/s
9GB free, PID 55a5
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.2 2 1.2 2 2.4 3.1 MB/s
Read 20.7
Write 4
Mixed 9
SusWrite 2.1
10% 8.95 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.8
54% 1.6 MB/s
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