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PNY PRO Elite UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card Review

PNY PRO Elite UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card

Introduction

The PNY PRO Elite UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card is advertised with 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write performance. Available capacities include 32 and 64GB. PNY memory cards carry a lifetime warranty in USA (5-year warranty in Europe). The 64GB version (P-SDH64U395PRO-GE) is tested in this review.

PNY PRO Elite UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card Back

Performance

PNY claims the PRO Elite offers up to 95MB/s read speed. In card reader benchmark tests, the 64GB card measured up to 98.2 MB/s sequential read. Write speed is advertised at 90MB/s, but the card fell slightly short in benchmark tests. The highest write speed measured 86.6 MB/s sequential. In-camera testing showed the PRO Elite offers excellent real-world performance, reaching 78.3MB/s average write speed during continuous shooting in the Nikon D500.

Card: PNY Pro Elite 64GB
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 Pro Elite 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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512KB
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4KB
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QD1
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QD32
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II98.20086.25382.5650.8299.9672433.51.303318.012.3913025.11.168285.2
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.18186.54582.6870.8319.9402426.71.301317.712.4193032.01.343327.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer96.38586.56682.6740.83010.0912463.61.327324.112.4363036.11.173286.4
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.12086.50282.4700.82810.0422451.71.306318.912.3963026.31.155281.9
Delkin Travel Reader95.99786.53082.2950.74610.0012441.51.292315.412.4323035.11.335326.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF995.97986.38182.6191.00810.1282472.61.328324.212.3813022.81.297316.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.89286.43182.5510.8289.9312424.61.304318.412.3923025.41.159283.0
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.77885.94282.7010.88210.0842461.91.322322.712.4893049.11.349329.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.76086.14782.4970.8289.9642432.71.253305.912.2312986.21.307319.1
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.61178.05482.1740.8289.0692214.11.242303.310.8702653.81.285313.7
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black93.92585.80181.3790.7966.9261690.91.148280.37.3161786.11.193291.3
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.00884.50175.2110.8785.2811289.31.108270.65.4981342.31.096267.6
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.15883.36679.4510.8859.5932342.01.220297.811.1222715.41.263308.2

The PNY PRO Elite 64GB SDXC card will be added to upcoming camera tests and results will be shown in the table below when available.

PNY Pro Elite 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D79.4
Nikon D50078.3
Canon 5D Mark IV77.9
Fuji X-Pro274.1
Nikon D560072.6
Olympus E-M1 II40.5
Olympus PEN-F39.9
Sony A630033.8

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 80D, Fuji X-Pro2, Nikon D500, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus PEN-F, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

PNY Pro Elite 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)29776875
Product Name (PNM)SD64G
Product Revision3.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000027
OEM ID (OID)PH
Manufacture Date (MDT)10/2015
Total capacity64,189,628,416 bytes

The internal card identification register of the PNY PRO Elite card contains the Manufacturer ID (MID) 0x00027 and OEM ID (OID) "PH," (or 0x5048 in HEX) which indicates Phison produced the controller used in the card. PNY does not manufacture controllers or NAND flash memory, they source parts and OEM services from other companies such as Phison and Lexar.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the PNY Pro Elite SD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
PNY PRO Elite SD32$0.94$29.99Check priceCheck price
PNY PRO Elite SD64$1.09$69.99Check priceCheck price