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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 U1 32GB
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 U1 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.87938.21586.6168.1304.5331106.70.473115.45.2881291.00.504122.9
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.73238.37489.74018.2076.0721482.50.588143.47.2601772.60.582142.2
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.70538.37789.21114.3975.7871412.90.761185.97.2071759.50.637155.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.85738.40289.79920.1005.9951463.70.598146.07.3401792.00.533130.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.77838.24189.79924.5765.9841460.80.582142.17.2981781.70.636155.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.51638.22289.13813.6455.9371449.50.568138.77.2041758.80.638155.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.37738.39589.31415.5305.5931365.50.574140.26.7961659.10.626152.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader95.36038.49889.29919.9955.6791386.40.590144.16.9031685.20.643157.1
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.32538.44288.18813.8295.4141321.90.581141.86.5441597.60.603147.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF995.16938.25788.86218.2045.7581405.80.586143.07.1721751.00.634154.9
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.10038.41989.34311.3185.8161419.90.580141.77.1911755.70.652159.3
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.08338.32987.97113.8074.6021123.60.567138.55.1091247.40.609148.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader94.76538.42188.95112.3435.7761410.00.593144.97.1661749.60.23156.3
Delkin Travel Reader94.68038.16986.77414.3315.7881413.20.582142.07.1611748.20.644157.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.16938.19188.31919.0305.5861363.70.557136.16.6321619.00.624152.3
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.17438.43979.4778.6563.765919.10.778190.04.1631016.40.595145.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.19138.41485.79111.1655.3491306.00.490119.56.8401670.00.17642.9
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.16938.37162.60217.3005.9081442.40.587143.47.2701774.90.647157.9

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 U1 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 D560033.1
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 D7200, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5600, Nikon D5500, 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 U1 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

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

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PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD16$3.28$52.53Check priceCheck price
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD32$1.68$53.74Check priceCheck price
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD64$1.74$111.60Check priceCheck price
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD128$0.89$113.76Check priceCheck price
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s U1 SD256$0.52$132.91Check priceCheck price