PNY Flash Drive Review – Is It Worth It?

Today, wide verities of flash drives are available in the market. Well, here, we are mainly focusing on PNY Turbo 128 GB USB flash drive. It appears as there is nothing to say about PNY homely appearance except its sliding cover as it’s the worst thing about the drive. Also, this cover doesn’t provide protection for the USB connector from dust and it’s difficult to move if not held in a proper way. PNY Turbo can deliver 190 Mbps and 130 Mbps max read and write speeds.

Speed Test of PNY Turbo 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

For speed test, we have used CrystalDiskMarkread a (CDM), it tests the read and writes speed of a drive under four different scenarios, i.e. sequential, 512 KB blocks, 4 KB blocks, and a queued up set of 4 KB blocks. In reality, you can think of first three different file sizes as transferring video files, medium-quality digital photographs, and text documents. The last test is analogous and it contains a number of text documents prepared over the time.

If CDM is free then the there is one prompt for a piece of adware. It comes in two different forms one is Standard and Shizuku. Both the editions are identical but the difference is, it is themed with CrystalMark’s cartoon mascot.  However, most people will be happy with CDM Standard Edition. Here are the some of the best results for the PNY Turbo:

As mentioned previously, the first row shows the test results for sequential transfers, which is equivalent of reading and writing video files. PNY delivers read speed of 197 Mbps and a write speed under 145 Mbps. The tests which simulate copying smaller files to and from the flash drive predict good performance. As computers don’t like dealing with little files, in a way it’s like writing one $1,000 check versus a thousand $1 checks. This adds up pretty quick and slows down the entire process. The traffic jam of file transfers gets worse with flash memory, as it is having a particular way of organizing and writing files.

So, the people who want to transfer or carry various archives, multimedia, and other large files will be well served by the PNY Turbo. On the other hand, if you need a flash drive to hide the mountains of Star Trek fan fiction, it’s written back up their Great American Novel which won’t benefit from the maximum speeds of the PNY Turbo or any other USB 3.0 drive. Instead, they should opt for USB 2.0 flash drives, which will be cost-effective.

Apart from the ugly, ugly appearance and ho-hum name, there are two other places where PNY cuts corners with the PNY Turbo. First, no software is included in the package. There is no multimedia software or encryption packages. However, this is the best as I have never found the software packed with other brands of flash drives to be very useful or capable. The other decisions of PNY include cost-cutting to offer a one-year warranty. Yet, this duration is common with lower-end flash drives, but PNY Turbo is supposed to be more of a premium product and it’s a little disappointing thing.

After purchasing the PNY Turbo 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, you might save a lot of valuable media files and other file types. Unlike other flash drives, the files stored on it are not secure. Data loss can happen at any time. So, it’s better to have a backup of important files stored on it to some other drives. But, what to do if you, unfortunately, lose files from PNY flash drive? You may be worried about data loss and start searching for a solution. In such situation, make use of Remo Recover tool which performs PNY flash drive recovery in a span of minutes. Not just PNY flash drive, this tool comes handy in restoring data from other flash drive brands and works on all Windows and Mac OS.