With flash drives, I’m not looking for ultra-competitive performance. I mainly want to see numbers that line up with the specs advertised. Patriot does a great job here, though they only really advertise the read speed. Write speeds aren’t mind blowing, but we got some consistent 100 MB/s reads. Anvil drops off steep, but it’s also an older program. This leads me to believe that it’s more a problem with the benchmark, than the drive in that particular case.
I also wanted to see how much the speeds drop off in the different ports. You’ll notice that there isn’t a huge difference from USB 3.1 and 3.0. It takes a bit of the punch away from the 3.1 feature, but 2.0 definitely bottlenecks the drive. It goes to show that USB flash drives are still best served in the 3.0 realm, with 3.1 speeds likely being a larger benefit for external SSDs.