Corsair USB 3.0 Flash Voyager Drives: EXT4 vs. NTFS vs. Btrfs vs. F2FS

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 26 April 2016. Page 1 of 3. 36 Comments

With having some new Corsair USB 3.0 Flash Voyager flash drives around, I decided to run some fresh Linux file-system benchmarks on them to see how various file-systems are performing on low-cost USB flash drives.

It's been a while since the last time I did any USB flash drive file-system benchmarking (or even having fun with building a RAID array out of four USB flash drives on Linux) so decided to run some tests on a new 16GB Corsair USB 3.0 Flash Voyager when running Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 with the Linux 4.4 kernel. For this straightforward comparison I tested the out-of-the-box performance with EXT4, NTFS, Btrfs, and F2FS. The default mount options were used during the testing process.

USB Voyager 3.0 Corsair Flash Drive

This Corsair USB 3.0 Flash Voyager 1GB drive (CMFVY3A-16GB) is rated for maximum sequential reads of 200MB/s and maximum sequential writes of 25MB/s. It's a low-cost flash drive backed by a five year warranty and the 16GB USB 3.0 model will only set you back about $10 USD on

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