Average Bench: 20.6% (212th of 639)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Device: VID null PID null Model: Generic USB Flash Drive
Poor: 3%Average: 20.6% Great: 67%

Very poor average bench

The Generic USB Flash Drive 8GB averaged 79.4% 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-64Thread Write Speed 17MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 16.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Generic USB Flash Drive 8GB is 63.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Generic USB Flash Drive 8GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 17.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 11.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.7 Read 17.6 38.8
1.3 Write 12.2 35
2.5 Mixed 14 37
1.9 SusWrite 11.6 35.4
18.2% 13.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.55 4K Read 7.46 16
0 4K Write 4.4 16.3
0 4K Mixed 4.12 16
317% 5.32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 DQ Read 16.4 16.5
16.8 DQ Write 17 17.3
15.9 DQ Mixed 16.3 16.7
1,195% 16.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 33 33 33 33 MB/s
Read 38.8
Write 32
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 32.6
47% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 16
1,158% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 16.5
DQ Write 16.8
DQ Mixed 15.9
1,173% 16.4 MB/s
3GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 35
Mixed 37
SusWrite 35.4
50% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 15.3
4K Mixed 14.6
1,072% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 16.3
DQ Write 17.3
DQ Mixed 16.7
1,217% 16.8 MB/s
7GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 4.9 4.9 5 4.9 4.9 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 4.3
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 4.9
8% 6.3 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
25% 1.43 MB/s
7GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 MB/s
Read 10.2
Write 1.7
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 2.2
4% 4.15 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
21% 1.87 MB/s
8GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.9 2 2 2 1.9 2 MB/s
Read 9.7
Write 1.5
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 1.9
4% 3.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
19% 1.73 MB/s
7GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 MB/s
Read 10
Write 1.5
Mixed 2.7
SusWrite 2.2
4% 4.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.57 MB/s
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