I've just bought a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB flash drive. The spec says that the drive's max read speed is 80Mb/s.
I only have a USB 2.0 port, and I've made these tests:
- Writing a 4GB file on the (freshly formatted) flash drive had initial speed of 20Mb/s, then after a few seconds dropped to about 7Mb/s.
- Writing the same file to a WD Passport USB HD connected to the same port had constant speed of 20Mb/s.
Should I suspect that the flash drive is malfunctioned or there might be a legitimate reason for this?