Average Bench: 22% (197th of 639)

Based on 10,598 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5591 Model: SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0
Poor: 10%Average: 22% Great: 32%

Very poor average bench

The SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 16GB averaged 77.9% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 2.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.81MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 16GB is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 12.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 28.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 86.5 153
11.7 Write 28.7 43.3
13.2 Mixed 30.9 58.7
6.09 SusWrite 12.2 15.4
43.2% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.99 4K Read 5.16 6.9
0.3 4K Write 1.81 2.7
0.7 4K Mixed 2.35 3.8
161% 3.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.8 13 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Read 162
Write 44.7
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 13
58% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.7
137% 3.63 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 11 13 12 13 14 MB/s
Read 174
Write 36.8
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 12.3
66% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 1.6
81% 2.4 MB/s
9GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.4 8.2 8 8.4 8.2 8.3 MB/s
Read 157
Write 9.1
Mixed 13.6
SusWrite 8.2
38% 46.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
10% 0.87 MB/s
10,598 MORE »


If you buy via one of these links, our site may earn a commission.

AmazonUS $718 days
EbayUS $816 mins
Send price feedback
How Fast Is Your USB? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2023 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. [USBFlashPro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


639 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different USBs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i5-13600K $315Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $420Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12600K $194Nvidia RTX 3060 $365Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12400F $155Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $830Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $381SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback