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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (128GB)

Higher quality media requires greater data rates to capture it. This means that storage requirements call for greater speed and capacity. The newest DSLRs are able to take high speed continuous bursts at 20 megapixels+ per image, resulting in 20-50MB per RAW image taken. To record 4K video, cameras typically eat up around 20-30MB/s per second minimum! With data rates like these, storage manufacturers have to release products that meet these requirements.

ADATA Premier Pro 128GB Angled

To answer these needs, today we have one of ADATA’s solutions on the review table, the 128GB Premier Pro SDXC card.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Available in 64GB and 128GB capacity
  • USH-I Speed Class U3 compliant
  • Compatible with SDXC Card and SDXC USH-I Card enabled host devices
  • Seq. Read/Write speed up to 95/60MB/s
  • Working Voltage: 2.7V ~ 3.6V
  • Weight: 2 grams
  • Water, Shock, Magnet, and X-Ray Proof
  • Operation temperature: -25C to 85C
  • Supports exFAT file system
  • Compatible with SDXC Card and SDXC USH-I card enabled host devices
  • Supports the SDA 3.0 standard
  • FCC, CE, BSMI, VCCI compliant
  • Standard 24 x 32 x 2.1mm (LxWxH) SD card dimensions
  • Mechanical Write Protection Switch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

PACKAGING AND DESIGN

The packaging is very similar to the previous ADATA XPG we recently reviewed. A typical plastic clamp shell and cardboard packaging with all the specs listed on the front and back. Also, on the back is a small chart listing the approximate amount of media it can hold, from 11400 24MP images to 160 hours of 4K video. And a QR code and link to ADATA’s website where you can register for your lifetime warranty and free software.

ADATA Premier Pro 128GB Package Front ADATA Premier Pro 128GB Package Back

At 128GB in capacity, this card is currently the largest SDXC card they offer. However, if 128GB is too much for you, they have a 64GB version as well rated at the same speeds. MSRP for the 128GB is $109.99 and $59.99 for the 64GB. When formatted the 128GB card is of 117GB usable capacity. It is rated as a UHS-I U3 card, thus minimum sustained speeds are 30MB/s. Advertised speeds are 95MB/s read and 60MB/s write, which should be plenty fast for almost anyone in the market for a SDXC for their high resolution cameras.

ADATA Premier Pro 128GB FrontADATA Premier Pro 128GB Back

The card shell is a standard blue and of standard dimensions with a mechanical write protection switch. The front has a sleek black sticker with rated capacity and speeds. On the back are the surface contacts and a generic number code which matches that of the ADATA XPG we’ve previously reviewed.

Higher quality media requires greater data rates to capture it. This means that storage requirements call for greater speed and capacity. The newest DSLRs are able to take high speed continuous bursts at 20 megapixels+ per image, resulting in 20-50MB per RAW image taken. To record 4K video, cameras typically eat up around 20-30MB/s per second minimum! With data rates like these, storage manufacturers have to release products that meet these requirements. To answer these needs, today we have one of ADATA’s solutions on the review table, the 128GB Premier Pro SDXC card. SPECIFICATIONS Available in 64GB and 128GB capacity…

Review Overview

Design
Performance
Specifications
Warranty
Price

Capacity and Performance

Summary : With read and write speeds reaching 91MB/s and 63MB/s in testing, ADATA's Premier Pro SDXC UHS-1 U3 cards offer high capacity and performance at a price that wont break the bank.

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About Sean Webster

Sean Webster is a professional photographer and long time PC tech and enthusiast. He writes informational guides and reviews across the web and specializes in storage technologies.
  • MargaretRLavallee

    Also, on the back is a small chart listing the approximate amount of media it can hold, from 11400 24MP images to 160 hours of 4K video. And a QR code and link to ADATA’s website where you can register for your lifetime warranty and free software. http://merky.de/805fcc

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