The Fastest USB 3.0 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 Extreme Pro 260MB/s 128 GB 243.00 258.60 Readyboost
2. Sandisk Extreme 190/170 MB/s 64 GB 222.40 259.70 Readyboost
3. LaCie FastKey 120 GB 183.50 195.40 Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
4. Kingston Predator 512 GB 180.00 285.60 Readyboost
5. Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64 GB 158.00 303.60 Readyboost
6. Kingston DataTraveler Locker G3 32 GB 91.71 149.30 Readyboost
7. Kingston HyperX Fury 32 GB 91.43 155.20 Readyboost
8. Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32 GB 90.15 198.10 Readyboost
9. Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64 GB 90.03 197.30 Readyboost
10. Icidu Rubber Drive 32 GB 81.67 135.60 Readyboost Encryption
11. Sandisk Dual USB Drive 32 GB 64.80 70.40 Readyboost USB Type-C Stick
12. Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32 GB 37.81 71.65 Readyboost
13. Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 16 GB 36.72 85.56 Readyboost
14. Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16 GB 33.94 74.15 Readyboost
15. Integral Metal Fusion 32 GB 22.35 154.70 Readyboost
16. LaCie Porsche Design 32 GB 21.25 95.21 Readyboost
17. Lexar JumpDrive S23 8 GB 16.15 104.00 Readyboost
18. LaCie Culbuto 16 GB 12.28 96.53 Readyboost
19. Integral Metal Fusion 8 GB 5.94 44.25 Readyboost

All USB 3.0 Sticks

Icidu
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Icidu Rubber Drive 32 GB 81.67 MB/s 135.60 MB/s Readyboost Encryption
Integral
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Integral Metal Fusion 32 GB 22.35 MB/s 154.70 MB/s Readyboost
Integral Metal Fusion 8 GB 5.94 MB/s 44.25 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Kingston Predator 512 GB 180.00 MB/s 285.60 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64 GB 158.00 MB/s 303.60 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Locker G3 32 GB 91.71 MB/s 149.30 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston HyperX Fury 32 GB 91.43 MB/s 155.20 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32 GB 90.15 MB/s 198.10 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64 GB 90.03 MB/s 197.30 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32 GB 37.81 MB/s 71.65 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 16 GB 36.72 MB/s 85.56 MB/s Readyboost
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16 GB 33.94 MB/s 74.15 MB/s Readyboost
LaCie
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
LaCie FastKey 120 GB 183.50 MB/s 195.40 MB/s Readyboost 256bit AES Encryption
LaCie Porsche Design 32 GB 21.25 MB/s 95.21 MB/s Readyboost
LaCie Culbuto 16 GB 12.28 MB/s 96.53 MB/s Readyboost
Lexar
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Lexar JumpDrive S23 8 GB 16.15 MB/s 104.00 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk
Product Writespeed Readspeed Readyboost Features
Sandisk Extreme Pro 260MB/s 128 GB 243.00 MB/s 258.60 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Extreme 190/170 MB/s 64 GB 222.40 MB/s 259.70 MB/s Readyboost
Sandisk Dual USB Drive 32 GB 64.80 MB/s 70.40 MB/s Readyboost USB Type-C Stick

Test Method

We tested the CompactFlash cards with a USB 3.0 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.