Memory Card reviews comprise SD, microSD, Compact Flash (CF), XQD and other flash memory card reviews that analyze specific performance and other attributes of memory cards. Memory Card reviews describe which applications the flash cards match: smartphones, tablets, DSLRs, point and shoot digital cameras, and so on.
by Lyle Smith

Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD Memory Card Review

Announced earlier this month alongside the EVO Plus line, the Samsung PRO Plus microSD cards are the company’s latest enthusiast offering designed for levels of high end digital imaging and mobile devices. The previous PRO model we reviewed showed bar setting performance at a great price, so it’s unsurprising to see an upgraded release almost exactly a year later. That being said, the new PRO Plus line features a slight increase in read and write speeds quoted at 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively (compared to the previous 90MB/s and 80MB/s), which satisfies both UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Class 10 performance levels (the previous version only supported Class 1). The PRO Plus line also come in capacities of 64GB and 32GB, with the 128GB model to be released at a later date, which is a pretty big boost in storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD Memory Card Review

Samsung has once again added to their industry leading portfolio of memory cards with the Plus versions of their very impressive PRO and EVO lines. For this review, we will be looking at the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD memory cards (or Evo+), which are specifically designed for content creation and the increasing storage demands of the newest smartphones, tablets, compact cameras and Full HD camcorder users. Last year, we looked at the 32GB version of the Samsung EVO line, and found it to be easily one of the best available microsSD cards on the market for its class, offering great performance at an unbeatable price. The new Plus version improves on its predecessor in every way, including a boost in storage capacity to 128GB, which is double the maximum of the previous EVO line.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Releases New SD Cards And Flash Drives

Today Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. announced four new flash storage products. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division has released two new SD cards, Toshiba EXCERIA Pro SD Memory Card and Toshiba EXCERIA microSD Memory Card, and two new flash drives TransMemory U362 Retractable Flash Drive and the TransMemory Mini U201 USB Flash Drive.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO and PRO Plus Memory Cards Announced

Samsung has announced the latest additions to their memory cards portfolio, the PRO Plus and EVO Plus lines. The new PRO Plus is designed to handle storing and transferring professional-grade photos and 4K UHD video content created from high-end DSLRs, smartphones, tablets and modern action cameras, while the EVO Plus memory cards are built for content creation and storage demands of smartphone, tablet, compact camera and Full HD camcorder users. These new lines of memory cards will serve as an upgrade to their very impressive EVO and PRO lines, which were released last year.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces 200GB microSD Card, Portable Flash Storage

SanDisk has announced various new products to their storage portfolio including two new microSDXC cards: the 200GB SanDisk Ultra UHS-I card, which is the industry’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices, and the company’s first high endurance microSDXC memory card built to withstand up to 10,000 hours of Full HD Video recording.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Patriot LX Series 256GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Patriot has upgraded the maximum capacity for their LX Series SDXC to 256GB. The new 256GB model is more or less identical to the smaller capacity models, with the same reported transfer speeds (80 MB/s read and 20MB/s write) and power usage (2.7-3.6V). The LX Series flash cards would be best implemented in demanding use cases by entry-level to professional photographers or videographers leveraging high-level equipment (standard SD Associated 3.0 compliance). With the increased capacity, users have the convenience of clearing space less frequently and can comfortably record in HD 1920x1080 without worrying about running out of space. The cards are backed by a 5-year warranty and carries a price tag of $129.99.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Patriot LX Series 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Patriot recently released a 128GB capacity of their LX Series microSDXC cards. The LX is intended for use with HD camcorders and mid-range cameras, but can be loaded into SD host devices with its SD adaptor. It has standard Class 10 SD Association compliance, and the same reported transfer speeds as the 64GB model (70MB/s and 20MB/s for read and write, respectively). As with the rest of the LX Series, the card comes with Patriot's 5-year warranty and has an MSRP of $129.99.

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by Lyle Smith

Patriot EP PRO-II SDXC Card Announced

Patriot has announced the EP PRO-II SDXC card, their first UHS-II capable device and the newest addition to their portfolio of flash memory. The new EP PRO-II SDXC is designed to support the latest generation of high-performing mobile devices with high definition and ultra-high definition capabilities.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Lexar Professional 1066x CompactFlash Card Review

Lexar has expanded their CompactFlash library with the new line of Professional 1066x CompactFlash cards, which is now their top-performing CF line. Delivering a reported 160MB/s in read transfers (vs. 120MB/s in their next-fastest line), the 1066x line is geared towards enthusiasts or professional photographers and videographers. These cards can be loaded into HD camcorders, 3D cameras, or DSLR cameras to capture modern video formats (1080p, 3D, and 4K) across a range of top-tier as well as entry-level hosts.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Exceria SD Card Review

The Toshiba Exceria is the company’s most recent foray into the UHS-I SD card market. The new line of SD cards is designed for professional DSLR photographers, videographers, and high-res content creators looking for an economical alternative. The Exceria SD cards offer UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) support for 4K video recording and playback. In addition, the Toshiba cards are classified as x-ray proof.

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