TEST: PNY Elite Steel 32GB USB flash drive

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the USB flash drive Elite Steel with 32GB (FD32GESTEEL31G-EF) from PNY.
Score
39
Price/GB
1,16 €


Technical data
Image Elite Steel
Manufacturer PNY
Model number FD32GESTEEL31G-EF
Storage capacity 32 GB (29 GiB)
Read speed 80 MB/s
Write speed 20 MB/s
Connection USB Typ A
Price ca. 37 USD (= 1,16 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
34 %
Write speed
28 %

*) 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 39 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 32GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
129,68 MB/s
20,67 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
6,16 MB/s
0,90 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
5,60 MB/s
0,90 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,440 ms
3,697 ms
Score
25
4
Total score
39

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 August 20, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 32GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
20,70 MB/s
51,89 s
Program
many small files
11,86 MB/s
118,61 s
Game
small and large files
16,79 MB/s
82,26 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 32GB

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 32GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
137,28
43,76
SEQ1M
Q1T1
136,47
43,51
RND4K
Q32T16
5,81
1,36
RND4K
Q1T1
5,43
1,10

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
130,90
41,70
SEQ1M
Q1T1
130,10
41,50
RND4K
Q32T16
1.418,20
331,30
RND4K
Q1T1
1.326,70
268,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
60.685,80
187.869,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
7.674,74
23.986,90
RND4K
Q32T16
175.796,00
302.040,00
RND4K
Q1T1
753,35
3.689,93

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 32GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 32 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 32GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the 32 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 32GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the 32 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 32GB


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