USB Flash Drive Round Up - Testing the Top 8 USB Flash Drives - Rugged Video - Airborne Video Systems

In addition to our Write Speed Test blog post we wanted to post the results from some of our test from the Top 8 drives purchased from Amazon.

Contestants:

  • PNY Turbo 128GB – $39.00
  • SanDisk CZ80 32GB – $21.85
  • Patriot Supersonic Rage 32GB – $15.99
  • Patriot Supersonic Boost 32GB – $15.99
  • Kingston DataTraveler DTR30 G2  32GB – $15.95
  • PNY Attache 32GB – $10.99
  • PNY Turbo 32GB – $9.99
  • ADATA DashDrive Yellow 32GB – $9.99
  • ADATA DashDrive Blue 32GB GB – $9.43
  • SanDisk CZ80 16GB – $15.99
  • ADATA S102 Pro 16GB – $8.99
  • Patriot Supersonic Boost 8GB – $9.99

 

For the results we divided the drives into categories.  The reason these are broken up is that 8GB memory is addressed differently than 16GB and 32GB memory which results in a substantial difference in performance.

Results:

128GB Read and Write Speed Test

PNY Turbo – ~26.86MBps Write Speed, ~55MBps Read Speed

 

32GB Read and Write Speed Test

SanDisk CZ80 – ~62.85MBps Write Speed, ~153.71MBps Read Speed

PNY Turbo – ~50.29MBps Write Speed, ~80.26MBps Read Speed

Patriot Supersonic Rage – 50.28MBps Write Speed, ~111MBps Read Speed

Patriot Supersonic Boost – 50.27MBps Write Speed, ~108.86MBps Read Speed

PNY Attache – ~50.14MBps Write Speed, ~80.29MBps Read Speed

ADATA DashDrive Yellow – ~43.57MBps Write Speed, ~68.57 MBps Read Speed

Kingston DataTraveler DTR30 G2 – ~36.57MBps Write Speed, ~72.23MBps Read Speed

ADATA DashDrive Blue – ~15.57MBps Write Speed, ~53.14MBps Read Speed

 

 

16GB Read and Write Speed Test

SanDisk CZ80 -~52.86MBps Write Speed, ~128.29MBps Read Speed

ADATA S102 – ~33.29MBps Write Speed, ~84.71MBps Read Speed

 

8GB Read and Write Speed Test

Patriot Supersonic Boost – ~8.71MBps Write Speed, ~66.43MBps Read Speed

 

Raw USB Read/Write Test Results

The following results are were completed in FlashMemoryToolkit on a Windows i7 machine with USB 3.0 ports.

 

 

ADATA_S102_16GB_USB3 SanDisk_CZ80_16GB_USB3 PATRIOT_SUPERSONIC_8GB_USB3 PNY_TURBO_128GB_USB3 KINGSTON_DTG2_32GB_USB3 PATRIOT_SUPERSONIC_32GB_USB3 PNY_ATTACHE_32GB_USB3 PNY_TURBO_32GB_USB3 PATRIOT_RAGE_32GB_USB3 SanDisk_CZ80_32GB_USB3 ADATA_U128BLUE_32GB_USB3