TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB USB flash driveElite Steel

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test.
The the USB flash drive Elite Steel with 64GB (FD64GESTEEL31G-EF) from PNY was tested.


Technical data
Manufacturer PNY
Type FD64GESTEEL31G-EF
Storage capacity 64 GB (58 GiB)
Read speed 80 MB/s
Write speed 20 MB/s
Price 7 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Score
34
Price/GB
0,11 $
Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
31 %
Write speed
5 %

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

AS SSD Benchmark 2.0

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 1 GB file. Here, a total score of 34 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
128,04 MB/s
12,62 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
5,41 MB/s
0,68 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
4,83 MB/s
0,70 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,407 ms
4,892 ms
Score
23
3
Total score
34

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 Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of 12.08.2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB
AS SSD Kopier-Benchmark Transferrate: Dauer:
ISO
two large files
9,22 MB/s
116,54 s
Program
many small files
6,18 MB/s
227,69 s
Game
small and large files
9,62 MB/s
143,50 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the write as well as read speed (according to the manufacturer 80 MB/s and 20 MB/s) the PNY USB flash drive is measured depending on the compressibility of the data.

AS SSD TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB

CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Benchmark


Similar to AS SSD, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
131,97
49,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
131,80
49,55
RND4K
Q32T16
5,48
2,72
RND4K
Q1T1
5,04
1,86

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
125,90
47,30
SEQ1M
Q1T1
125,70
47,30
RND4K
Q32T16
1.337,20
663,80
RND4K
Q1T1
1.231,20
453,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
63.109,50
165.625,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
7.950,49
21.065,30
RND4K
Q32T16
166.365,00
235.342,00
RND4K
Q1T1
811,62
2.201,12

ATTO Disk Benchmark 4

Here a 256 MB file is written several times to the 64 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 usually be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB

HD Tune Pro 5.75 Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 64 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 64GB

HD Tune Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to fully utilize the memory. You can see when a cache is full and the write performance decreases.

HD Tune Dauertest TEST: PNY Elite Steel 64GB

SSD-Z 16 Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the 64 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 64GB

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