Average Bench: 20.4% (213th of 639)

Based on 4,598 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5590 Model: SanDisk Ultra
Poor: 10%Average: 20.4% Great: 31%

Very poor average bench

The SanDisk Ultra 16GB averaged 79.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 2.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.92MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra 16GB is 20.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 13.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 23.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 71.7 133
7.96 Write 23.7 52
10.3 Mixed 31.1 66.7
6.69 SusWrite 13.6 21.9
39.3% 35 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.7 4K Read 4.73 6.1
0.69 4K Write 1.92 2.8
1 4K Mixed 2.81 3.8
178% 3.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.8 7.7 9.9 10 10 10 MB/s
Read 152
Write 10.5
Mixed 14.2
SusWrite 8.9
38% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
63% 5.67 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 21 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 24.2
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 11.3
34% 30 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 3.2
151% 4.83 MB/s
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