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A few years ago someone did review of a huge number of USB 2.0 flash drives comparing their read and write performance. Is there any such article out there for USB 3.0 drives?

In any case, I'm looking for a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive. It doesn't have to be the absolute fastest, but I'd prefer something above average. I'm considering the Patriot Supersonic Boost XT. Any other suggestions?
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Here's a good round-up:
http://www.whoratesit.com/Best-Flash-Drive/Comparison/1

I have the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB and 32GB. Works great and is better than most USB3 flash drives in terms of small write performance (good for running portable apps, copying small documents, etc). Sequential write for the SanDisk Extreme 16GB is ~55MB/s and 32GB is ~110MB/s.
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http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Flash-Drive-SDCZ80-032G-X46/dp/B007YXA5TC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345507606&sr=8-1&keywords=sandisk+extreme+32gb+usb

Is that the 32GB SanDisk Extreme you have? Do you have any benchmarks to show its speed? ATTO, HDTune, etc., whatever. It doesn't really matter.
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Yep. That's what I have. Here are some comparisons to SSD.



The Samsung 830 256GB is connected to SATA3. The rest are connected to USB3. The SanDisk Extreme SSD 240GB and Intel X25-M G2 120GB are inside a Silverstone Raven RVS-02 USB 3.0 enclosure.
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There are faster drives out there, but it's hard to beat the price of these.

8GB - $9
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385308

16GB - $13
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385309

32GB - $20
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385310

All use Intel NAND. I have the 8 and 16GB models, the 8GB does about 80MB/s Read, 13MB/s write. The 16GB does about 110MB/s read, 25MB/s write. I don't know the speed of the 32GB, but I'd guess it's similar to the 16GB. The 8GB uses one chip and the 16GB and 32GB each use two.
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Those are practically USB 2.0 prices. What are the random 4k writes like on these?
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