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PNY’s Pro Elite Portable 1TB SSD Reviewed

PNY’s Pro Elite Portable SSD offers 1TB of storage in a small and compact package. It offers fast performance and fits in your pocket. This is another great portable SSD, at least in terms of storage capacity.

With a thickness of just 10.9 mm and a weight of just 45.35 grams, PNY’s Pro Elite packs plenty of speed and storage into a small body. The ability to read and write at high speeds and a large capacity (1TB) makes this drive stand out from the crowd.

Technical Specifications

Capacity1 TB
USB 3.1 Gen 2, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Product Dimensions (L×W×H)63.5 mm x 57.2 mm x 10.9 mm
Max Sequential ReadUp to 890MB/s
Max Sequential WriteUp to 900MB/s
System CompatibilityWindows 10, Windows 9, Window 7, Mac OS X, Android 11 and older versions, iOS 13 and older versions
Included in BoxPortable SSD Drive, USB-C 3.1 to USB-C 3.1 Cable, USB-C 3.1 to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Acronis True Image Data Protection Software
Warranty3-Year Limited Warranty


The PNY Pro Elite Portable SSD claims to deliver up to 890MB/s read speed and up to 900MB/s write speed over USB 3.1. Here’s our test on a 16″ Intel based MacBook Pro.

Given its relatively small size and low price, it also performs well under real-world usage conditions, making it a good overall choice for anyone who uses a portable storage device. 

Final Thoughts

A Gen 2 interface and a slightly lower price make the PNY Pro Elite 1TB External SSD more than competitive with other similar products. This little thing is small, compact, and while it doesn’t have encryption or software management, it comes with a free version of Acronis True Image.