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Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files [closed]

Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files [closed]

I want a drive that I can be used as my work drive, storing a Subversion repo and sandbox for a small project. I'd also like it to be able to store a DVD rip. At the moment I've got a Super Talent pico-C 8gb. It's fast at reading and writing DVD rips, but the performance on small files (ie less than 4k) is utterly terrible (we're talking floppy disk speeds here). This Ars review measured a similar Super Talent drive and pretty much confirmed my measurements (take a look at the random write speeds on page 5).

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Guest [Entry]

"I had the same problem: backing up source directories. After trying several USB flash drives I settled on the Sandisk Extreme which has done a fantastic job and is currently the best (sensibly priced) 4K writer by miles

The above scores show its performance (on a USB 3.0 port) compared to 8 leading flash drives. There is a full review at:
http://www.whoratesit.com/SanDisk-Extreme-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1301

The Sandisk Extreme is also the value leader in this USB 3.0 flash drive comparison which includes 27 flash drive lab tests."
Guest [Entry]

"Unfortunately, from my experience, I've never found a flash drive that can write small files at a reasonable speed. This seems to be a curse with flash drives.

One other thing I've noticed: my 16GB Corsair Voyager GT is far slower at writing than the 8 GB model (which is a highly recommended flash drive). This is not only my pesonal experience; it's something I heard from a lot of owners. I can't even use Windows ReadyBoost because the write speed is considered too low."
Guest [Entry]

Okay this is not a 100% answer, but you should go for a small/pocket external HDD which doesnt need external power source, small, and still faster than any pendrive (and muuuuch more durable).
Guest [Entry]

TestFreaks has a couple of tests that might be of use to you. They compared 17 different 16gb drives, as well as 21 different drives of varying sizes.
Guest [Entry]

The Patriot Xporter XT along with the OCZ Rally2, both are mentioned in a review of three fast drives, which you might find interesting at X-bit labs.