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Need new "daily" USB flash drive

The Mushkin Ventura Ultra (a.k.a. Visiontek SSD) has by far the fastest random 4k read and write speeds of any USB flash drive on the market. The Corsair Voyager GS and GTX are solid 2nd and 3rd for random 4k speeds.

 

Check out the article:

https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-usb-flash-drives/

 

You can also sort by peak 4k write on UserBenchmark:

https://usb.userbenchmark.com

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

So currently I got the "SanDisk Extreme 64 GB USB (SDCZ80-064G-FFP)".

I carry it around on my keys for 3 years now and it works fine, recently it had some "hiccups" so I might need to replace it.

 

I don't know what's different about it BUT:

I got a lot of folders on it with some big and a lot of small files. (programs I need for work and so on)

When I need to format it, I do a backup and after I am done doing what I was doing, I copy all my precious files back onto it.

 

This takes under 1 Minute!

 

I tested some new drives lately which boast "WOW much times more speed - 300 MB/s or even more!", but it takes like 10 minutes to copy my files....

I know that these speeds can be achieved when you have to copy one large file, but that wouldn't be my use-case.

 

Is there any USB flash drive (64GB or more) that is fast in transferring small files?

A portable SSD should work fine, but they are mostly too big, since I would carry it on my keys in my pocket.


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The Mushkin Ventura Ultra (a.k.a. Visiontek SSD) has by far the fastest random 4k read and write speeds of any USB flash drive on the market. The Corsair Voyager GS and GTX are solid 2nd and 3rd for random 4k speeds.

 

Check out the article:

https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-usb-flash-drives/

 

You can also sort by peak 4k write on UserBenchmark:

https://usb.userbenchmark.com

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My Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 hasn't given me any issues. I've put my Sandisk Cruzer Slide in the wash more than once and it's still kickin'. But I don't know about the ultimate best, like @badreg suggests. I'm sure those are far better.

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