Segmented into three series are Samsung’s newest line of SD cards; their naming scheme following their SSD offerings with the Pro and EVO designations. We recently reviewed the 64GB microSDXC version of their highest end Pro and were very impressed with its market leading performance. Following their Pro series, Samsung released the EVO series and Standard series cards. Today we are going to be reviewing the Samsung EVO SDHC UHS-I card in 32GB capacity.
PACKAGING AND DESIGN
The Samsung EVO SDHC card is sold in a white blister packaging. The card itself is an orange and white two tone with the capacity and speed class rating listed on it. There is a mechanical write protection switch on the side for those who need it.
The Samsung EVO is marketed towards the mainstream user who wants a decent bang for their buck when it comes to performance and capacity. Unlike its Pro bother, the EVO series cards are SDHC, not SDXC. The main difference between the Pro and the EVO, besides color, is that the EVO is comprised of TLC NAND, while the Pro has MLC NAND. We will soon see how much of a difference this really makes. Furthermore, the Samsung EVO cards come in 16GB and 32GB capacities, currently $15 and $27 respectively. They are rated at 48MB/s for transfer speed and are USH-I compliant.
As per typical SD card design they are 1.26″ x 0.94″ x 0.06″ in dimension and operate at 2.7V-3.6V. It weighs in at .07oz and can work in the -25C to 85C temperature range. Furthermore, the Samsung EVO SD cards are waterproof up to 24hours in seawater, shock proof, magnetic proof, and X-Ray proof to protect data when at the airport. Finally, they come with a 10 year warranty.