Average Bench: 14.1% (347th of 634)

Based on 12 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 154b PID 00ea Model: PNY USB3.0FD

Terrible average bench

The PNY USB3.0FD 32GB averaged 85.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 8.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 74.7MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PNY USB3.0FD 32GB is just 9.99%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the PNY USB3.0FD 32GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.04MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 74.7 90.5
4.06 Write 5.67 6.87
5.29 Mixed 9.27 13.8
24.4% 29.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.36 4K Read 8.29 10.5
0.004 4K Write 0.03 0.07
0.01 4K Mixed 0.04 0.06
33.4% 2.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free, PID 00ea
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 88.4
Write 6.15
Mixed 10.1
28% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 9.95
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.05
40% 3.34 MB/s
29GB free, PID 00ea
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 89.1
Write 6.01
Mixed 7.33
27% 34.1 MB/s
4K Read 9.23
4K Write 0.06
4K Mixed 0.06
38% 3.12 MB/s
7GB free, PID 00ea, PNY 32GB USB 3.0
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 88.6
Write 6.29
Mixed 9.84
28% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 8.59
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.05
34% 2.88 MB/s
27GB free, PID 00ea
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38.6
Write 4.31
Mixed 7.38
15% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 6.49
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
28% 2.2 MB/s
29GB free, PID 00ea
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.5
Write 4.06
Mixed 5.29
12% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.36
4K Write 0.06
4K Mixed 0.05
20% 1.49 MB/s
23GB free, PID 00ea
Read 28.2
Write 4.46
Mixed 5.39
12% 12.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.57
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
24% 1.89 MB/s
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