Today, we have another of PNY’s microSD card available for testing, full thanks to Jonathan for loaning us his new card for testing. In today’s benchmark, we will be pitting up its Elite edition of the 128GB variant of the card. As noted in past tests, the 128GB and 200GB microSD card’s performance is totally different compared with its lower capacity of the 64GB card, so this is a mark of performance of the 128GB variant and not the whole PNY Elite series!
The PNY Elite is PNY’s third highest tier card series (with Elite-X and Pro Elite taking the upper 2 spots), second highest for the 128GB variant (Elite-X being their top-tier 128GB card).
On the specification sheet, the PNY Elite is rated to be capable of up to 85MB/s on READ speed, no mention of the write, however, but let is test that right out, and to see if it lives up to its specifications.
The card, as with most cards do, comes with a microSD to SD adapter. The card’s front side comes designed with a lime-green top with the company name in black, whilst the bottom has a grey background. The capacity and details are etched in white at the bottom.
On the reverse, the card has the model and serial number etched with laser. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the country of manufacturing on the card nor the packaging or product details at all.
Our first test here is the h2testw:
Overall, the speed whilst does read up to 80MB/s for most part of the time, overall, it is mostly below that. Furthermore, the speed has been rather inconstant especially in the write. Looking at the random speed, however, like most of the other 128GB’s, this is definitely going to be a throttle on mobile devices. Hence again, we do strongly advise against using this in mobile devices. With pricing around less than $50, and a lifetime warranty, however, this is good enough for budget hunters.
Note: Special thanks again to Jonathan for kindly loaning us the card for this review. Without which, this review would not have been possible.
Model reviewed: P-SDU128U185EL-GE