PNY - Elite 240GB External USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive - Aluminium

Transfer large files with blazing fast speed with this PNY Prevail Elite solid-state drive. The expansive 240GB drive accesses programs quickly and efficiently, and the SSD comes with Acronis Data Backup Protection software for easy data backup. This PNY Prevail Elite solid-state drive is compatible with most Windows and Apple computers via a USB port.

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Overview

What's Included


  • PNY Elite 240GB External USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (62 out of 65)

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Features


USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

Enable a rapid response when updating files.

Solid state drive with no moving parts

Ensures cool, quiet operation.

Portable design

Lets you take your data on the go.

Compatible with Apple MacOS, Linux and PC

For flexible installation options.

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Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable drive for compact laptop and tablet PCs

    Posted
    rockhunter
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    For someone who travels with a PC tablet or laptop who is concerned with keeping the size of the system they carry within limits this is an option to consider. This drive is based on an SSD drive like the system drive in many small footprint laptops or a Surface Pro tablet. The PNY is about 1/8th the size of the conventional USB portable hard drive. The storage per dollar for the PNY SSD is several times more then an USB hard drive about the same as USB Flash drives. But the PNY SSD drive has much higher read/write rates then a Flash drive and many USB portable hard drives. If you don't need Terabyte external storage then the PNY SSD drives deserve a serious look. The PNY I bought slips into a pocket of the case that I carry my 11.6 inch Laptop in and increases the mass storage of the 128GB SSD system drive by 220 GB at the cost of a similar capacity Flash drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast, but not as fast.

    Posted
    studio421
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    Did some research on this item before purchase and I was so excited to have one available at my local store. Kind of a odd size, but still plenty of room for my needs. After looking at the stats I was looking forward to get this on my computer. Well it is faster than any external drive I have ever owned. It is still not faster than my extreme flash drive. The diags for this, rated the speed around 180-200 mbs ( was supposed to be up to 5gbs via USB 3.0). I am happy with it as is, but wish it was closer to the advertised speed. I can play all my online games on it with no issues. Run heavy programs like Photoshop and Premiere with little to no lag. So all in all I was glad I got it and wished I could have afforded the larger version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, very fast, good price.

    Posted
    MHLGalaxyGuy
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    This drive is much smaller than I would have expected based on the image, about a third of the size of a normal portable drive. I got it on sale for 84.99, which was a steal compared to some of the other portable SSDs available. I use it to run virtual machines, makes file transfers to/from the host machine much faster than regular HDD, and I'm less worried about physical damage to the drive when I move it back and forth to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For Xbox One

    Posted
    Wr3ck3dum
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    I bought this as a secondary storage for my xbox one, I didn't need a lot of extra storage so I looked at the SSD for the extra access speed over a typical HD. I move over the games I am currently playing to the SSD which still holds about 4-5 games at 240gb. But the speed and load times is where this drive shines!! Most load screen times and fast travels in games like the division have been cut in half!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but gets hot

    Posted
    Andy
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    Small SSD, comes with USB cable, once connected to Windows 10 it recognizes it automatically, no drivers needed. Material quality is not so solid as aluminum, it's cheap plastic. Data speed transfers fast enough, but not as fast as an internal drive, though. When transferring a large amount of data at once the drive gets very hot, hot enough that I couldn't hold it my hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Windows To Go

    Posted
    Glen
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    I have been searching online for something I could use for Windows To Go. And this device works. The windows to go setup detects this device and it is compatible. I have booted up windows on this device and do not see any lag or slow performance. Task Manager shows below 14% performance usage for the drive. For anyone looking for a device to use for Windows To Go. I would recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blazing fast, metal case, minimalist look

    Posted
    midlandrob
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    I purchased this primarily to record live music to it, which it has done flawlessly. Have found it handy for transferring large video files between locations. Very fast transfer over USB 3.0 and 2.0. Small enough to drop into my pocket with the short USB cord still attached. Will probably buy another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little big drive!

    Posted
    Starrzilla
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    I used my little big drive to take some videos to a client across town..I always worry about tradional drives as they might fail if mishandled but this little SSD drive is just great for the job. I was able to show the client a 58 GB film and it was without any problems. Love this little big drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend





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