Expected transfer rate Windows 10 to USB 3.0 Stick

  1.    23 Sep 2016 #1

    Expected transfer rate Windows 10 to USB 3.0 Stick

    I am questionning a lot the usual transfer rate Windows offers for different file transfers.

    For example, what transfer rate should I expect from Windows 10 USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 Kingston stick.

    I know Kingston are not the top of the line but they are far from the crapest stick on the market these days. When transferring a video file of 1.9G to the stick I got 4.5 MB/s of transfer rate which I find quite low.

    The port is USB 3.0 so is the stick. Bran new Gamming 7 Gigabyte Mobo.

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  2.    23 Sep 2016 #2

    Doing some research I kinda found the answer to my interrogations.

    Using this website, comparing USB keys and giving benchmark I could establish that the stick I have performed exactly as it should. I tested my sandisk extreme and got almost 100Mb/s of transfer rate for the same file.

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  3.    24 Sep 2016 #3

    Using my Corsair Voyager, which is the fastest USB 3.0 stick I have, I average about 80MB/s transfer.

    But, I find it varies a LOT between different sticks and different brands. Some only get in the 20's.
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  4.    24 Sep 2016 #4

    Connecting a USB 3.0 device to a USB 2.0 Port will dramatically decrease overall performance.
    In a Elevated Command Prompt type
    winsat disk -drive x: (where x is your drive letter)

    That is a full set of bench marking for your Drive.
    How big is your Stick ? Which Format?
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