A few months ago Samsung launched their new series of SD and microSD cards. They are segmented into three categories. The lowest being their Standard series for the typical every day, non-performance oriented consumer. Next up is their EVO series, marketed towards those who want a little more performance out of their storage with transfer speeds up to 48MB/s. Finally, they have their Pro series, aka professional performance. Their Pro series cards are advertised for read speeds up to 90MB/s!
For this review, we have the Samsung Pro microSDXC 64GB card. This is a UHS-I U1 speed rated SD card, thus it should provide those with the need to record HD and 3D video ample write bandwidth and consistency to do so.
- Available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities
- USH-I Speed Class U1 compliant
- Compatible with microSDXC/SDXC Card and SDXC USH-I Card enabled host devices
- Seq. Read/Write speed up to 90/80MB/s
- Working Voltage: 2.7V ~ 3.6V
- Weight: 0.017 oz.
- Water, Shock, Magnet, and X-Ray Proof
- Operation temperature: -25C to 85C
- Standard 0.59″ x 0.43″ x 0.04″ (WxHxD) microSD card dimensions
- 10 Year Warranty
PACKAGING AND DESIGN
The card comes in a white blister package to highlight the product with specifications listed on both the front and back. On the back it depicts that the cards are water, magnet, temperature, and x-ray proof.
Not only does it contain the microSDXC card, it also comes with a microSD to SD card adapter for those who do not have microSD card readers or those who may be using this card in a device that only allows for storage in the standard SD card format.
The Samsung Pro microSDXC card is rated for a max of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds. To me this is quite fast for something as small as my fingernail! It also comes with a 10 year warranty. While this is quite a lengthy warranty, and matches that of their new 850 Pro SSD product line, it is still short of the lifetime warranty we usually see from other SD card and USB storage device manufacturers.
The card styling is quite appealing to me, rather than the basic black, it is a two tone white and grey. On the front is the listed capacity of 64GB, when formatted it is actually allows for 59.5GB of usable space to the user. The Samsung Pro microSDXC cards also come in 16GB and 32GB capacities. Current going prices are around $25 (16GB), $35 (32GB), and $60 (64GB). Finally, on the back are the model numbers and “made in Korea” stamp along with the connector pins.