PNY Technologies packs 512GB into the micro-sized Elite-X Fit flash drive

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PNY Technologies packs 512GB into the micro-sized Elite-X Fit flash drive

PNY Technologies is an American manufacturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid-state drives, memory upgrade modules, portable battery chargers, computer locks, cables, chargers, adapters, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards. PNY stands for Paris, New York, as they used to distribute their memory modules from Paris to New York.

PNY Technologies launched a new variant of the Elite-X Fit series that supports 512GB of storage in the nano receiver-like minuscule dimensions. The latest model of the Elite-X Fit series is now available to buy for $100.

With read speeds of up to 200MB/s, the Elite-X Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive is up to 30x faster than standard PNY USB 2.0 Flash Drives. Not only does it allow for the fast transfer and storage of files, the Elite-X Fit’s micro-sized, but low profile design is also perfect for long-stay applications. Moreover, the flash drive upsets only one condition that is its 30MB/s write speeds.

The Elite-X Fit has a low profile design, and like most nano receivers, its Type-A connector makes up nearly the entire module, making it an ideal peripheral to plug in your PC/laptop (and sometimes forget) for days on end. It is compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 equipped PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers, and backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

In terms of performance, PNY’s offering trumps the Ultra Fit when comparing max reads (200MB/s vs 130MB/s), while its 30MB/s writes are theoretically half of what the Ultra Fit can offer (~60MB/s) with SanDisk’s claim of up to 15x faster write speeds than USB 2.0. It costs $20 more than the SanDisk Ultra Fit and only comes with a 1-year warranty as opposed to the 5-years offered by its competitor.

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