PNY Turbo Elite 256GB 115MB/s USB 3.0 Flash Drive

  • Model #: P-FD256TBO-GE
  • Web Code: 10437577
$149.95

Overview

Back-up and store large files and folders with the PNY Turbo Elite USB 3.0 flash drive. Small and compact enough to fit in any pocket, this 256GB flash drive stores all important project files, favourite HD movies, high-resolution photos, and more. If patience isn't your strongpoint, USB 3.0 transfers data at a snappy 115MB/s.

More Information

  • 256GB USB flash drive offers ample storage space for your favourite movies, music, and photos, as well as important documents
  • USB 3.0 transfers data at blazing fast speeds of 115MB/s and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Lightweight, compact, and portable to fit in any pocket or compartment
  • Sliding collar design means no more lost caps
  • Compatible with PC and Mac

What's in the Box?

  • PNY Turbo Elite 256GB 115MB/S USB 3.0

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 82%

14 Reviews

Critical 17%

3 Reviews

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  • from Etobicoke, ON
5.0

Works fine

I bought this unit as a backup for my data files and it's working just fine. As a backup the drive doesn't get daily use so I haven't had the same problems other users might encounter. I can't compare it to other makes of usb3.0 drives but compared to usb2 it's way faster especially on larger files. This is the second usb3.0 I bought from PNY (different model) so I guess that says everything you need to know about my experience.


  • from Edmonton, AB
1.0

Very Slow, Not As Advertised Speeds

Best Buy had this product on for sale for quite a reduced price, and now I know why. I must have gotten one of the defective units talked about in the one star reviews, because this thing stalls a lot, is slow to complete even the most basic tasks often times, and while sometimes it does perform at its advertised speed while transferring large files, the transfer speed drops down to near zero many times during the transfer. Not satisfied, would not recommend.


  • from Delta, BC
4.0

Good Size for the Price...

I recently purchased a few of these drives. They are decently fast and offer good cost per gigabyte (when on sale). There are faster drives - but you have to pay a lot more to get them. 256 GB is a good size. I would recommend this USB drive.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Great

I needed a USB to hold a large amount of files, and this has more than done the job, really fast and I am more than impressed


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Fast USB 3 drive

I got it at half price. It is really about 232GB but that's oK. It is definitely super fast if you are transferring a few large files at a time. If you try to write several thousand small files to it, it gets extremely slow. For the price I paid, I am fine with that too.


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Does the job

Had it for nearly 2 months . So ar so good , it does the job ,


  • from Coquitlam
5.0

So far so good

I am replacing the grey 128GB version. The old one still works in most USB3 notebooks (and all USB2 after fiddling). The plastic case and sheath crumbled in 2 years (I used to carry it on the key chain: forget USB Flash = can't drive away.) On some PCs the performance increased to twice the speed for large files.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Useless piece of junk

I have bought, used and owned many PNY products over the years, and they have never failed me except this time. In a USB 3.0 port this device works properly. but in a USB 2.0 port this device is basically a piece of junk. It constantly drops the connection to it, the transfer rate is worst than using a 3.5" floppy disk drive, and it's basically useless in older machines. I've tried 4 different types, models and makes of laptops and this flash drive really is horrible. How its supposed to be backward compatible with USB 2.0 is beyond me, and I'm an IT person with many years of hardware experience. It's being returned for a full refund and I'll try a Lexar instead; it can't be worst than this model.


  • from Mississauga, ON
3.0

Why are they classified as 256GB when they are NOT!

I received the drive today and immediately checked its capacity and speed. It is formatted as FAT32 and the speed is really high. I was clocking 234m/sec. However I fail to understand why the storage industry is allowed to sell these drive under the capacity they claim. My unit has a total of 253,403,201,544 bytes which relays to 236GB. I also have a HP 256GB USB drive which is made by PNY but it has a capacity 269.610,974,423 that's almost 254GB a lot closer to what the stated capacity is. Rated only 3 star because I am 20GB short of capacity.


  • from Comox, BC
5.0

PNY has been Flawless for me compared to other brands!

I have the 128GB drive with isn't this Turbo drive but the PNY has been flawless and stands up to constant use as I strictly use mine for putting movies on so I am constantly throwing huge files at them and putting them on and off all the time. It is now 4 years old and still works and I never format the darn thing, I just erase what's on it and then refill the drive with new movies, etc., It really is a great brand as I have about 10 of these darn things and PNY works the best of all of them, strangely enough I thought some of the other brand names would be better like Adata, or Corsair but I have had more problems with those and thankfully they have lifetime warranty or I would be out of a drive for both of them have failed. Anyhow if you are in the neighbourhood for a new USB drive that's fast reliable and worth buying then try the PNY brand! Cheers!


  • from Saskatoon
4.0

Works fine so far - and I couldn't argue with the price!

Needed a simple but big flash drive to hold music for the car - this was perfect, and at a very good price.


  • from Ontario
3.0

Take the PNY USB 3.0 flash drives with a grain of salt

I have used, and broke, both of the two PNY Turbo Flash drives, and I think that anybody who is attracted to the fast speed and relatively cheap price should think twice about them. The Turbos I have used are the grey ones, but I don't see why this would be too different. The first of the two, 128GB, was blazing fast while it worked. Using USB 3.0, it provides performance comparable to that of solid state drives, which was absolutely mind-blowing. However, it failed after two years of usage, as it's no longer recognized by Windows anymore. Out of curiosity, I decided to tear it apart, only to find that the flash (NAND) chip(s) have a black sticker placed on top, and when I peeled the sticker off, the chip itself has no labels written on it at all. This is a telltale sign that the chips used in these flash drives are the ones that were eliminated during the QA process by the original flash chip manufacturer, and sold cheap to other companies. Keep in mind that, I wouldn't have said a thing if this happens to a lesser flash drive; in fact, I'd probably just throw it away. But for something so fast and with such a large capacity, I think that people would trust it more, and start moving all kinds of documents and files onto it, which is something they might just regret doing. The second of the two, 256GB, I am still using it, but I am constantly getting errors, and wouldn't be able to format it. I think that it'll go any day now. I'd like to emphasize again that, my experience is based on the previous generation of this product, and that this is a newer product than what I have used, and I do hope that PNY has used better flash chips. However, the 1 year warranty isn't very reassuring.


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