Sunday, June 15, 2014

Benchmarking 32GB Sandisk Extreme 3.0 USB on Ubuntu

Below you can find some quick benchmarks of the Sandisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 thumb drive. 

100 samples at 10MB a piece

Average read of 213 MB/s

Average write of 91 MB/s

10 samples at 100MB

Average read of 219 MB/s

Average write of 113 MB/s

1000 1MB samples

Average read of 184 MB/s

Average write of 48.7 MB/s


The 32GB version cost me only £24 which is £0.73 a GB. I don't have any other USB 3.0 drives so I can't say how this compares but I can say I won't need any other thumb drive any time soon. For the purposes I have this drive wins hands down. Turing the Sandisk Extreme 32GB into a multiboot live USB was incredible fast and easy and installing a distro took about 5 minutes each. If your looking for a speedy USB 3.0 thumb drive then I can honestly say look no further.

Please don't expect fast speeds if you have a slow fragmented HDD and/or use it in a USB 2.0 slot. 

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