PNY announces world’s smallest and fastest SSDs

PNY announces world’s smallest and fastest SSDs
(Image credit: PNY)

Solid State Drives or SSDs are now the first choice in portable storage, as the conventional mechanical hard drive is fast-becoming too sluggish to keep pace with ever-increasing file sizes brought about by 40+ MP stills and 4K video. Prices for larger-capacity SSDs used to be prohibitive, but these days even a 1TB drive is no longer outrageously expensive.

PNY's new Elite Portable SSD really has to be seen to appreciate just how small it is. At just 60 x 35.6 x 8.9mm, it'll easily slip into a jeans pocket or the smallest kit bag, yet is capable of up to 420MB/s read and write speeds.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.