TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB USB flash drive

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the USB flash drive PRO Elite with 256GB (P-FD256PRO-GE) from PNY.
Score
602
Price/GB
0,27 €


Technical data
Image PRO Elite
Manufacturer PNY
Model number P-FD256PRO-GE
Storage capacity 256 GB (233 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 64 GB approx.
Read speed 400 MB/s
Write speed 180 MB/s
Connection USB Typ A
Price ca. 70 USD (= 0,27 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
38 %
Write speed
29 %

*) 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 602 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
390,42 MB/s
275,19 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
30,43 MB/s
54,10 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
141,53 MB/s
194,67 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,101 ms
0,053 ms
Score
211
276
Total score
602

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 05, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
274,79 MB/s
3,91 s
Program
many small files
75,70 MB/s
18,59 s
Game
small and large files
173,95 MB/s
7,94 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 400MB/s and 180MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB

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 PRO Elite 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
419,27
290,55
SEQ1M
Q1T1
329,69
290,12
RND4K
Q32T16
162,17
209,15
RND4K
Q1T1
32,02
67,46

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
399,80
277,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
314,40
276,70
RND4K
Q32T16
39.592,30
51.062,30
RND4K
Q1T1
7.817,60
16.469,20

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
19.956,30
28.721,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3.178,02
3.612,54
RND4K
Q32T16
12.905,90
10.010,80
RND4K
Q1T1
127,78
60,60

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. A test file of 100 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 64 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 262 MB/s and written with 48 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 256 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 PRO Elite 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

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

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the 256 GB PNY USB flash drive here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: PNY PRO Elite 256GB


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