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Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 16GB USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS16GB

  • Up to 200MB/s
  • Up to 25MB/s
  • 2 years limited
  • Model MKNUFDVS16GB
  • 16GB
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The fastest high-performance USB drives on the market save your data faster, can boot and run a pocket OS with ease, and extend USB 3.0 to its limits.

Learn more about the Mushkin Enhanced MKNUFDVS16GB


Mushkin Enhanced
Ventura Plus

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Read Speed
Up to 200MB/s
Write Speed
Up to 25MB/s
Ultra high speed transfer rates

Fully compliant with USB 3.0 specification; backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 specification

Aluminum housing for added durability and shock resistance

USB connector cap attaches to housing for convenient storage

Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP 32/64-bit, Linux, and Mac OS X

Built-in hardware ECC

Built-in wear-leveling

Supports USB power saving modes

Firmware upgrade support through USB connector

High-reliability MLC NAND


Manufacturer Warranty

2 years limited
2 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Greg C.
  • 3/9/2014 7:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and reliable

Pros: Works great, fast, has been very reliable.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Joe S.
  • 1/23/2014 3:24:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: These drives work well and are priced lower than equivalent drives from other top tier companys.

Read and Write speeds are as advertised when used on a USB 3.0 machine. Having an SSD helps a ton.

Cons: The cap might be easy to get lost. You can attach it to the other end of the drive when it is in use but it does not stay on very well. Just keep track of the cap.

Other Thoughts: I started buying from Muskin a few years ago. I purchased some DDR3 kits from them because the price was easily $10 lower than the competition. Those same kits perform just fine today.

Their flashdrives are no different. They perform just like they say they will and they do not randomly go bad. This is my second Ventura 16GB and Ill gladly buy another If I need to.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2013 6:53:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUltra Fast and Reliable

Pros: I just received my product today, 4 Days Later with regular shipping (which is awsome!) and i purchased it because its a fair bargain for a usb stick that is half as fast as an ssd, i purchased it for Readyboost and it's great. my computer is running smoother and is more responsive. I'm SATISFIED!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If your interested in buying a great memory stick, for a great bargain, this is it!.

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  • Samuel D.
  • 9/23/2013 4:05:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Product

Pros: 1. Slim metal frame (seen far bulkier flash drives).
2. Extremely fast read speeds (depending on the file type of course and size but overall I am getting advertized speeds).
3. Cheap

Cons: -None-

Other Thoughts: *Important* USB 3.0 ports on a computer or the motherboard itself are not all one and the same. Every motherboard has drivers for the USB 3.0 ports and those drivers can be to blame instead for not allowing you to reach advertized speeds (rather then the flash drive itself). I say this because I've noticed varying speeds for USB 3.0 flash drives (not just this product) from PC to PC because the computers themselves were different either in age, driver support or even different OS can give varying results from one PC to the next. Add in the fact that it also depends on the file type that you're transferring and it's size and you can see there are many variables. My point is, don't be entirely stickler on the advertized speed because it's not always the flash drives that's to blame for a slow transfer.

With ALL that GUNK out of the way I say yes to this flash drive being one of the fastest I've had the pleasure of owning.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 6/4/2013 3:52:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMushkin 16 Gig T/Drives

Pros: Got 170 Mbs read and 32 Mbs write on Disc Mark so no complaints - it says [UP TO] im not going to expect the MAXIMUM read/write rate every time - have to say not bad for the price and all I need is fast reads and thats what I expected

Cons: None to speak of.- already lost the caps but dont care much - these drives will not be removed from the machine for about 4 or 5 years anyhow - used the same brand [USB 2] on my last system they were in use constantly for almost 6 years in a hot dirty environment aside from being rusted to the usb ports they worked fine after they were pulled off the old system.

Other Thoughts: Bought another brand for quite a bit more and they would run a lot slower and drop out at random then one day they took a &*&* and would not function at all - I like Mushkin they have a tendency to work I have a 3 year old Mushkin SSD running on my system its still showing 100% health after 900+ days of constant abuse - also use this brand system memory for years w/o a single issue - would buy again..

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  • Mike B.
  • 4/23/2013 11:03:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI <3 Mushkin

Pros: USB 3.0
Sleek Style
Named after the county I live in!

Cons: Not a good Idea to put this on your keyring. The plastic broke off and had my keys not have been in my hand when it happened, I could have lost 16GB worth of music, pictures and files.

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  • Marty B.
  • 4/4/2013 11:20:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsworks but its slow

Pros: 16 GB, aluminum case,

Cons: starts with normal 3.0 read write speeds then ramps down to writing at 1.2mb/sec .... when moving a 2 gb file from a harddrive it took almost 15 min pluged in to a known working 3.0 port.

Other Thoughts: Great usb stick if you dont mind the speed issues

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  • Lance M.
  • 3/28/2013 12:44:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis Is A First

Pros: Well made and solid no doubt about it. Real world tests show it to be reliable and about on par with the price point. For every day use you could not go wrong buying this drive.

Cons: This is the 1st Mushkin product that I've ever bought that did nor reach or exceed advertised speed. Using AMD USB 3.0 drivers on an FM2 board with antivirus disabled I got 13% less read speed and 42% less write speed. I tested two other slightly different models of drives on the same setup and they gave above advertised speed. I used ATTO and USB-FlashBench for testing.

Other Thoughts: I tried three different USB installers and Linux Mint 13 would not load properly on this drive. I use nothing but Mushkin drives for my Mint Linux. So now you see why I chose my review title.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/3/2013 11:12:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMushkin Enhanced

Pros: 16 gigabytes....which can fit basically anything you want to put on it. It stores and transfers files. That's about it.

Cons: Incredibly slow! Both my desktop and laptop are new, and both have USB 3.0 slots that I plug this flash drive into. Max read speed I have been able to attain is 22 MB/s. Write speed is the same. Again, I have used it on both computers, both of which have USB 3.0, so it is definitely the flash drive. Additionally, it reads/writes slower than my standard USB 2.0 drives when plugged into a 2.0 slot. Specs on this drive are great, but the performance does not match the specs. Too bad, especially for a relatively expensive flash drive. Definitely not satisfied. I have a Corsair Voyager 16GB 3.0 flash drive, and it is easily 10 times faster. Will be sticking with them from now on.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for reviewing the Ventura Plus USB Flash Drive, Anthony!

From your review, it sounds like you received a defective USB Drive as the R/W results you're reporting are atypical of the Ventura Plus line.

Please consider giving us another try--I'm positive you will not regret it.

Thanks again!

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  • Martin T.
  • 11/29/2012 11:55:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVERY VERY FAST

Pros: Read Speed 214MB/s 25.9 Write Speed

Cons: NONE

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