Monday, May 8th 2017

PNY Releases On-the-Go ELITE Portable SSD

PNY Technologies (PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and flash memory products, has launched one of the smallest, pocket-sized design SSD product to enter the global tech market, the ELITE Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). The ELITE Portable SSD drive is faster, more reliable and much more efficient than normal hard drives (HDD) available in the market. It transfers and stores large files quickly with incredible read speeds up to 430MB/s and write speeds up to 400MB/s, so you can boot up almost instantly, reduce load times, and accelerate demanding applications with ease. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance. Users can push the boundaries of their storage needs and ensure that they have more than enough space to store their video, photos and files.

The ELITE Portable SSD is manufactured in high-quality and smooth aluminum housing. It is more durable than a hard drive and contains no small moving parts that are prone to failure delivering long-lasting performance and product satisfaction. With 2.36" x 1.4" x 0.35" dimensions, the ELITE Portable is one of the smallest and most compact SSD released on the global market compared to other portable SSD and external hard drive solutions. It is powered with latest TLC flash technology and is backed with USB 3.0 specifications. The drive is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, so you can use it with any laptop or desktop model.
The ELITE Portable is small in size but big and fast in its performance, it can store large memory files including movies, music, high-resolution images, software and applications within its generous 480GB storage space, and incredibly easy to take one's data anywhere on the go. Boot up and backup individual files or folders in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with Acronis Data Backup software.

The ELITE Portable SSD supports all versions of Windows and Mac PCs and delivers endurance, reliability and energy efficiency and 3 years of limited warranty. The ELITE Portable SSD is available in 240GB and 480GB storage capacities and is equipped to store all your programs and media files.

For more information, visit the product page.
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3 Comments on PNY Releases On-the-Go ELITE Portable SSD

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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
posting old news is a thing now???

These drives have been available since 13th November 2016....

http://www.thessdreview.com/hardware/portable-ssds/pny-elite-480gb-portable-ssd-review/

Also the google search shows that the first link to PNY's website has the same date as the one posted in the review....

You can buy the exact same aluminum casing off amazon for a few dollars and a new Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 Drive and get MORE storage for your money. compared to buying the PNY branded version.
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Hood
Slow news day?
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Smart Guy
FreedomEclipse
posting old news is a thing now???

These drives have been available since 13th November 2016....

http://www.thessdreview.com/hardware/portable-ssds/pny-elite-480gb-portable-ssd-review/

Also the google search shows that the first link to PNY's website has the same date as the one posted in the review....

You can buy the exact same aluminum casing off amazon for a few dollars and a new Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 Drive and get MORE storage for your money. compared to buying the PNY branded version.
Mmm, no, FreedomEclipse. I realize it is "months later," yet all I'm about to type holds true:

If you can specify "the exact same aluminum casing off amazon for a few dollars" then please, do so. I don't believe you can, as PNY Elite's aluminum case (59L x 39W x 9H mm) is so small, nobody else makes one that tiny, certainly not as an aftermarket enclosure. (What's in here, anyway? An mSATA? An M.2 2242?).

Also, the Crucial MX300 525GB you mention is an M.2 2280 (meaning it's 80 mm long) and will never be so small as to fit into a 59 mm case. Size matters with devices like this: they are meant to be highly portable and tucked into very small spaces. This device fits into one sleeve of a Case Logic USB-stick case (40 mm wide, the elastic on these comfortably holds one or two regular-sized USB thumb drives). THAT is small! (A 2280 would be at least 90 mm long, too long to fit in my case). The PNY: nope. Snug as a bug.

Your assertion of prices are off, too: the MX300 525 sets you back $150 at Amazon, yet even the cheapest M.2 2280 enclosure will set you back $15 to $25, let's say $20, making your solution cost $170, a per-GB price of 32¢. Amazon's ask-price of under $155 for the PNY Elite 480 matches that per-GB price, and in a MUCH smaller package. Sure, you'll get maybe 80% of the speed (400 MB/sec instead of MX300's 500 or so), but in less than one-half the volume. When small size is of the utmost importance, I'll make that tradeoff! We have a winner in the tiny-portable SSD race: the PNY Elite 480!

BTW, the runners-up: WD My Passport, Samsung T5 and Lexar SL100 are all MORE THAN DOUBLE the volume of the PNY Elite, and Shadow Mini and Glyph Atom Gold are TRIPLE...or just plain too darn big.
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