The Fastest USB 2.0 Sticks

These are the results of our speed test, sorted by writespeed performance. Click the bold tableheaders to make your own sorting.

Product Writespeed MB/s Readspeed MB/s Readyboost Features
1. Sandisk Ultra Backup 32 GB 20.29 27.51 Readyboost Backup button and software
2. Sandisk Ultra Backup 64 GB 20.22 26.02 Readyboost Backup button and software
3. Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 16 GB 14.62 18.06 Readyboost Data Encryption
4. Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy 2 GB 14.57 34.79 Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
5. Toshiba U2P 8 GB 14.57 21.86 Readyboost
6. Hama USB 2.0 Smartphone Flash Drive 32 GB 13.90 32.50 Readyboost
7. LaCie XtremKey 8 GB 13.37 34.61 Readyboost Non-Destructable
8. Sandisk iXpand Flash Drive 16 GB 13.14 12.38 Readyboost
9. Dane-Elec zKey 8 GB 12.86 18.62 Readyboost
10. Sandisk Ultra Backup 8 GB 12.69 20.88 Readyboost Backup Button and software
11. Sony Microvault Click 007 8 GB 12.68 20.15 Readyboost 007 Content
12. Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick 16 GB 12.03 12.82 Readyboost WiFi
13. Sandisk Ultra Backup 16 GB 12.02 20.89 Readyboost Backup button and software
14. Freecom Data Bar Secure 8 GB 11.42 28.98 Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
15. Sandisk Xbox 360 2 GB 10.61 14.98 Readyboost Xbox 360 dlc Content
16. Sandisk Xbox 360 8 GB 10.36 14.95 Readyboost 1 Month Gold
17. Sandisk Xbox 360 16 GB 10.35 14.94 Readyboost 1 Month Gold
18. Sandisk Dual USB Drive 32 GB 10.32 19.72 Readyboost OTG support
19. Dane-Elec zPen Mate 4 GB 10.23 18.34 Readyboost
20. Sandisk Cruzer Slice 32 GB 10.15 15.84 Readyboost
21. Apacer Handy Steno HA202 0.25 GB 9.13 17.42 Readyboost
22. Silicon Power 8 GB 8.91 20.76 Readyboost
23. Sandisk Wireless Flash Drive 16 GB 8.75 16.29 Readyboost
24. Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2 GB 8.59 18.55 Readyboost
25. Lexar JumpDrive V20 8 GB 8.41 28.07 Readyboost
26. Kingston DataTraveler microDuo OTG 16 GB 7.94 28.08 Readyboost
27. Dane-Elec Batman 2 GB 7.85 22.80 Readyboost Batman Wallpapers
28. Toshiba U204 32 GB 7.80 24.75 Readyboost Capless
29. Sony Microvault Click Excellence 4 GB 7.53 32.66 Readyboost
30. Freecom Data Bar XXS 2 GB 7.39 23.71 Readyboost Keyring
31. Kingston Datatraveler 102 4 GB 5.78 24.85 Readyboost
32. Sony Microvault Click 4 GB 5.73 18.68 Readyboost
33. Kingston DataTraveler Micro 64 GB 5.44 19.18 Readyboost
34. Traxdata E Series 8 GB 4.83 19.25 Readyboost
35. Sandisk Cruzer Pop 4 GB 4.77 22.57 Readyboost
36. Sandisk Cruzer Facet 8 GB 4.73 22.53 Readyboost
37. Sandisk Cruzer Fit 4 GB 4.72 22.71 Readyboost
38. Dane-Elec Harry Potter 4 GB 4.15 10.23 Readyboost Harry Potter Content
39. Sony Microvault 1 GB 4.01 12.16 Readyboost
40. Freecom Data Bar 2 GB 3.76 14.08 Readyboost
41. Traxdata E Series 2 GB 2.88 14.14 Readyboost
42. Sandisk Cruzer 4 GB 2.67 34.63 Readyboost
43. Sandisk Cruzer Orbit 4 GB 2.61 32.10 Readyboost
44. Sandisk Cruzer Force 8 GB 2.61 32.14 Readyboost

All USB 2.0 Sticks

Apacer
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Apacer Handy Steno HA202 0.25 GB 9.13 MB/s 17.42 MB/s Readyboost
Dane-Elec
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Dane-Elec zKey 8 GB 12.86 MB/s 18.62 MB/s Readyboost
Dane-Elec zPen Mate 4 GB 10.23 MB/s 18.34 MB/s Readyboost
Dane-Elec Batman 2 GB 7.85 MB/s 22.80 MB/s Readyboost Batman Wallpapers
Dane-Elec Harry Potter 4 GB 4.15 MB/s 10.23 MB/s Readyboost Harry Potter Content
Freecom
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Freecom Data Bar Secure 8 GB 11.42 MB/s 28.98 MB/s Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
Freecom Data Bar XXS 2 GB 7.39 MB/s 23.71 MB/s Readyboost Keyring
Freecom Data Bar 2 GB 3.76 MB/s 14.08 MB/s Readyboost
Hama
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Hama USB 2.0 Smartphone Flash Drive 32 GB 13.90 MB/s 32.50 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 16 GB 14.62 MB/s 18.06 MB/s Readyboost Data Encryption
Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy 2 GB 14.57 MB/s 34.79 MB/s Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
Kingston DataTraveler microDuo OTG 16 GB 7.94 MB/s 28.08 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston Datatraveler 102 4 GB 5.78 MB/s 24.85 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Micro 64 GB 5.44 MB/s 19.18 MB/s Readyboost
LaCie
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
LaCie XtremKey 8 GB 13.37 MB/s 34.61 MB/s Readyboost Non-Destructable
Lexar
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Lexar JumpDrive V20 8 GB 8.41 MB/s 28.07 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Sandisk Ultra Backup 32 GB 20.29 MB/s 27.51 MB/s Readyboost Backup button and software
Sandisk Ultra Backup 64 GB 20.22 MB/s 26.02 MB/s Readyboost Backup button and software
Sandisk iXpand Flash Drive 16 GB 13.14 MB/s 12.38 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Ultra Backup 8 GB 12.69 MB/s 20.88 MB/s Readyboost Backup Button and software
Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick 16 GB 12.03 MB/s 12.82 MB/s Readyboost WiFi
Sandisk Ultra Backup 16 GB 12.02 MB/s 20.89 MB/s Readyboost Backup button and software
Sandisk Xbox 360 2 GB 10.61 MB/s 14.98 MB/s Readyboost Xbox 360 dlc Content
Sandisk Xbox 360 8 GB 10.36 MB/s 14.95 MB/s Readyboost 1 Month Gold
Sandisk Xbox 360 16 GB 10.35 MB/s 14.94 MB/s Readyboost 1 Month Gold
Sandisk Dual USB Drive 32 GB 10.32 MB/s 19.72 MB/s Readyboost OTG support
Sandisk Cruzer Slice 32 GB 10.15 MB/s 15.84 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Wireless Flash Drive 16 GB 8.75 MB/s 16.29 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2 GB 8.59 MB/s 18.55 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Pop 4 GB 4.77 MB/s 22.57 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Facet 8 GB 4.73 MB/s 22.53 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Fit 4 GB 4.72 MB/s 22.71 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer 4 GB 2.67 MB/s 34.63 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Orbit 4 GB 2.61 MB/s 32.10 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Cruzer Force 8 GB 2.61 MB/s 32.14 MB/s Readyboost
Silicon Power
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Silicon Power 8 GB 8.91 MB/s 20.76 MB/s Readyboost
Sony
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Sony Microvault Click 007 8 GB 12.68 MB/s 20.15 MB/s Readyboost 007 Content
Sony Microvault Click Excellence 4 GB 7.53 MB/s 32.66 MB/s Readyboost
Sony Microvault Click 4 GB 5.73 MB/s 18.68 MB/s Readyboost
Sony Microvault 1 GB 4.01 MB/s 12.16 MB/s Readyboost
Toshiba
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Toshiba U2P 8 GB 14.57 MB/s 21.86 MB/s Readyboost
Toshiba U204 32 GB 7.80 MB/s 24.75 MB/s Readyboost Capless
Traxdata
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Traxdata E Series 8 GB 4.83 MB/s 19.25 MB/s Readyboost
Traxdata E Series 2 GB 2.88 MB/s 14.14 MB/s Readyboost

Test Method

We tested the CompactFlash cards with a USB 2.0 aansluiting and CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64. The software ran five 1000MB write- and readtests on the product. We noted the fastest results. Results can differ per computer, so we use the same hard- and software on every test. The fastest results on our system, will be the fastest on yours as well.

1GB is normally 1.024MB. Vendors however, count 1GB as 1.000MB. We count the same way vendors do.