TEST: PNY EliteX-PRO 500GB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD EliteX-PRO with 500GB (PSD0CS2260-500) from PNY.
Score
1254
Price/GB
0,12 €


Technical data
Image EliteX-PRO
Manufacturer PNY
Model number PSD0CS2260-500
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 24 GB approx.
Read speed 1500 MB/s
Write speed 1400 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 60 USD (= 0,12 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
71 %
Write speed
77 %

*) 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 5 GB file. A total score of 1254 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY EliteX-PRO 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
1364,34 MB/s
1404,94 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
25,25 MB/s
93,02 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
238,20 MB/s
406,09 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,057 ms
0,198 ms
Score
400
640
Total score
1254

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 February 23, 2024 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY EliteX-PRO 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
875,64 MB/s
2,62 s
Program
many small files
157,88 MB/s
44,59 s
Game
small and large files
501,45 MB/s
13,78 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 1500MB/s and 1400MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY EliteX-PRO 500GB

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 EliteX-PRO 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1555,85
1513,13
SEQ1M
Q1T1
847,92
1504,95
RND4K
Q32T16
318,31
487,32
RND4K
Q1T1
39,39
101,53

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.483,80
1.443,00
SEQ1M
Q1T1
808,60
1.435,20
RND4K
Q32T16
77.712,40
118.974,00
RND4K
Q1T1
9.616,20
24.787,40

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
5.386,58
5.532,04
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.236,15
696,26
RND4K
Q32T16
6.573,53
4.299,54
RND4K
Q1T1
103,86
40,21

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the PNY external SSD. 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 EliteX-PRO 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the PNY external SSD . 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 EliteX-PRO 500GB


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