Memory Card Reviews
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 microSD PRO 32GB Memory Card Review (MB-MG32DA/AM)

Along with the new line of SD cards Samsung announced last month, a new updated family of microSD cards were also released, all of which are also designed for different use cases for levels of high end digital imaging and mobile devices. The 32GB Pro unit, which, like its SD Pro brethren, offers an impressive set of specifications with quoted read and write speeds of 90MB/s and 80MB/s (with UHS-1 interface) respectively. Samsung indicates that their microSD PRO line has the ability to capture photos and video 4x faster than typical microSDs, which is likely a legitimate claim based on these numbers as well as our recent reviews of the SD line. This allows them to seamlessly capture full HD video when using cameras.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO SD Memory Card Review 32GB (MB-SP32D)

Last month, the Samsung EVO line was launched alongside updates to the PRO and Standard SD and microSD cards, all of which are designed for different levels of high end digital imaging and mobile devices. We recently reviewed the 64GB Pro card and found it to be one of the best, if not the best, offerings of its class. This time around, however, we will be looking at the Samsung 32GB EVO SDHC card, which offers a more mainstream profile than the Pro line. Even so, Samsung’s new EVO line of SD cards are still specced to offer decent speed and performance to enable full HD video recording and high resolution pictures. Also worth noting is the new EVO branding for memory cards, which shares that of Samsung's line of high-performing but value-priced SSDs. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 64GB SD PRO Memory Card (MB-SG64D)

The Samsung Pro SD family is one of the newly launched lines of advanced SD and microSD cards that were announced in April of this year, all of which are designed specifically for high end digital imaging and mobile devices. The new cards, which are available in PRO, EVO and Standard categories, cater towards different use cases and performance levels for both consumers and professionals. The Pro line supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) Class 1 level performance and quoted to offer read speeds up to 90MB/s and writes of 50MB/s, respectively.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 128GB Card Review

The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 128GB memory card is optimized for smartphone, tablet, or camera users looking to maximize their storage space. It is compatible with Android and Windows phones and can be used with any SD card accepting camera (it comes with an SD card adaptor). While it does offer the most storage available in any microSD card on the market today, the user does sacrifice some performance; at a reported read speed of 30MB/s, it is one of the slowest microSD cards that SanDisk makes. However, for many users this trade-off would be an easy one to justify; this card could be fully appreciated by anyone that uses their phone or camera to capture lots of HD video or images without wanting to clear the card as frequently. 

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by Corinne O'Brien

Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Review

The Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 flash memory card comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage capacities.  The UHS-I U3 flash memory card is designed for use in D-SLR or D-SLM cameras and 4K camcorders, advertising impressive 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds to smoothly capture new high-resolution video output standards. 

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC Memory Card Review

The SanDisk Extreme Plus microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card is designed for consumers looking for speed and performance on their smartphones, tablets, or cameras. Its UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) and Class 10 designation, which is currently the fastest read-write performance class for SD cards, enables full 1080p HD video recording and playback ability as well as quick data transfer rates. SanDisk quotes up to 80MB/s for read activity and up to 50MB/s for write activity, which is right up with the other top-in-class cards in the microSD market. This seems to be the norm for SanDisk, as they constantly set themselves apart from their competition with quality memory cards they consistently release. SanDisk also states that their Extreme PLUS line are waterproof, x-ray proof, temperature proof, and shockproof.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba FlashAir II Wireless Review

The FlashAir II Wireless is Toshiba’s versatile SD Card with a built-in wireless LAN chip and antenna, allowing users to deliver  high-res images to their computer, smartphone or tablet wirelessly and without the need of an Internet connection. Toshiba’s updated FlashAir line now also boasts a Class 10 speed designation compared to its predecessor’s Class 6.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba microSD Class 10 UHS-I Review

The Toshiba microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I is a budget-friendly memory card designed for users on the go who require additional storage for their mobile devices. This Toshiba card is labeled as a Class 10, which is currently the fastest read-write performance class for SD cards. However, it is specced lower than some of the top-in-class SD cards as it quotes transfer speeds up to 30MB/s read and 10MB/s write. It will definitely get the job done in most cases though, as it is capable of high speed data transfers and can handle HD content including at Full 1080p HD videos with 60FPS.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

Lexar Professional 1100x XQD Card Review

The Lexar Professional 1100x XQD card is a high performance memory card engineered for photographers and videographers who require accelerated transfers when capturing and editing super high-quality images, 3D video, 1080p full-HD, and the like. Transfers are rated amongst the highest in the industry at a minimum of 168MB/s for read activity (card to computer) and 155MB/s for write activity (camera to card), which has been made possible by Lexar's (a Micron subsidiary) implementation of PCIe interface technology. The Professional 1100x XQD card also ships with a free software code for Lexar Image Rescue 4, an image recovery software. 

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash Memory Card Review

The SanDisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash Memory Card is designed specifically for professional videographers and photographers as it is optimized for professional-grade video capture, boasting transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s as well as quoting minimum sustained write speeds of 20MB/s to ensure smooth recording; it also has a slight speed advantage when formatted in exFAT mode, though this might have some compatibility issues with certain cameras. The SanDisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash Memory Card's specifications ensure that it is fast enough to keep up with advanced UDMA-6 enabled DSLRs to satisfy enthusiasts who need high quality video and image capture.

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