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PNY Elite Performance 32GB SD Card UHS-I 90MB/s

PNY Elite Performance 32GB SD Card Front

Introduction

The PNY Elite Performance 32GB SD Card UHS-I features up to 90MB/s read speed. Previous versions of this card have been reported to offer 60MB/s write speed, however the current production card we tested fell short of this mark. The 90MB/s transfer speed is a read speed and PNY states "write speed lower."

Like most SD cards, the PNY Elite Performance is magnet proof, shock proof, temperature proof and waterproof.

PNY memory cards have a lifetime warranty in USA and a 5-year warranty in Europe.

Made in Korea.

Performance

Read speed of the PNY card was faster than advertised. Several card readers were able to reach 95MB/s sequential read. The higest read speed we recoreded was 95.857 MB/s in the Kingston MobileLite G4.

Card: PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB 32 GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB 32 GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Sequential
Read
1000MB
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
1000MB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(IOPS)
Random
Write
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
4KB
(IOPS)
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.73238.37489.74018.2076.0721482.50.588143.4
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.70538.37789.21114.3975.7871412.90.761185.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.85738.40289.79920.1005.9951463.70.598146.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.77838.24189.79924.5765.9841460.80.582142.1
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.51638.22289.13813.6455.9371449.50.568138.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.37738.39589.31415.5305.5931365.50.574140.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader95.36038.49889.29919.9955.6791386.40.590144.1
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.32538.44288.18813.8295.4141321.90.581141.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF995.16938.25788.86218.2045.7581405.80.586143.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.10038.41989.34311.3185.8161419.90.580141.7
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.08338.32987.97113.8074.6021123.60.567138.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader94.76538.42188.95112.3435.7761410.00.593144.9
Delkin Travel Reader94.68038.16986.77414.3315.7881413.20.582142.0
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.16938.19188.31919.0305.5861363.70.557136.1
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.17438.43979.4778.6563.765919.10.778190.0
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.19138.41485.79111.1655.3491306.00.490119.5
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.16938.37162.60217.3005.9081442.40.587143.4

Write speed was a different story. We expected this card to be able to reach 60MB/s write speed based on product reviews on Amazon. When we tested the card in eight different USB 3.0 card readers it had a highest write speed of only 38.5 MB/s. In the Nikon D750 it achieved 31.1 MB/s actual write speed. We had a recent production card, made in Korea with a manufacture date of July 2014 purchased direct from Amazon. Most of the product reviews stating faster write speeds were for older cards produced in Japan.

PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D35.7
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s35.4
Canon 5D Mark IV35.3
Nikon D50035.1
Fuji X-Pro234.4
Canon 5Ds34.2
Canon 7D Mark II33.9
Nikon D710032.8
Nikon D550032.4
Samsung NX132.0
Nikon D720031.6
Nikon D75031.1
Fuji X-T1030.3
Olympus E-M1 II30.2
Olympus PEN-F29.8
Olympus E-M5 II28.8
Pentax K-3 II27.3
Sony A7R II26.9
Canon 70D26.6
Canon 6D26.3
Sony A630026.0
Sony A600021.5

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D750, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5500, Nikon D7200, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)111223774
Product Name (PNM)SD32G
Product Revision0.2
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000028
OEM ID (OID)BE
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2014
Total capacity32,026,656,768 bytes