Average Bench: 32.8% (72nd of 639)

Based on 69 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5591 Model: SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0
Poor: 12%Average: 32.8% Great: 43%

Poor average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 256GB averaged 67.1% 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 Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.22MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 256GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.99MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 38.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 125 159
15.8 Write 47.6 63.8
17.8 Mixed 52.8 86.7
13.8 SusWrite 38.5 49.5
76.6% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.05 4K Read 4.99 6.73
0.38 4K Write 1.52 2
0.37 4K Mixed 1.22 1.6
112% 2.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 63 63 46 27 31 MB/s
Read 155
Write 62.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 48.5
92% 80 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.5
140% 3.07 MB/s
229GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 54 64 59 29 23 MB/s
Read 154
Write 50.4
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 45.3
87% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.5
136% 2.93 MB/s
32GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 60 59 48 26 14 MB/s
Read 154
Write 60.1
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 44.9
96% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.5
132% 2.9 MB/s
165GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 21 17 16 16 15 MB/s
Read 32.6
Write 19.7
Mixed 17.8
SusWrite 17.2
27% 21.8 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.2
86% 1.73 MB/s
168GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 MB/s
Read 32
Write 16.8
Mixed 19
SusWrite 5.2
22% 18.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1.3
95% 2.27 MB/s
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