TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB USB flash drive

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the USB flash drive Elite Steel with 128GB (FD128ESTEEL31G-EF) from PNY.
Score
31
Price/GB
0,12 €


Technical data
Image Elite Steel
Manufacturer PNY
Model number FD128ESTEEL31G-EF
Storage capacity 128 GB (117 GiB)
Read speed 80 MB/s
Write speed 20 MB/s
Connection USB Typ A
Price ca. 15 USD (= 0,12 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
4 %
Write speed
2 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 1 GB file. A total score of 31 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
40,09 MB/s
11,24 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
4,98 MB/s
0,39 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
7,83 MB/s
2,77 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
1,035 ms
10,251 ms
Score
17
4
Total score
31

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of November 21, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
10,40 MB/s
103,31 s
Program
many small files
6,33 MB/s
222,23 s
Game
small and large files
10,10 MB/s
136,68 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the PNY USB flash driveSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 80MB/s and 20MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
39,54
38,53
SEQ1M
Q1T1
41,65
16,34
RND4K
Q32T16
11,51
1,85
RND4K
Q1T1
5,84
0,02

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
37,70
36,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
39,70
15,60
RND4K
Q32T16
2.811,00
450,40
RND4K
Q1T1
1.425,50
4,40

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
207.379,00
212.906,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
25.135,10
26.302,20
RND4K
Q32T16
113.272,00
265.589,00
RND4K
Q1T1
701,03
141.810,00

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 128 GB PNY USB flash drive. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the 128 GB PNY USB flash drive . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the 128 GB PNY USB flash drive here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: PNY Elite Steel 128GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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