QUICKBENCH VER. 4.0
QuickBench is another benchmark tool used to measure the transfer speeds and performance of storage devices. QuickBench is a good tool for confirming the previously produced read and write speeds seen above.
For our final benchmark test, we get another insight into how well the Kingston SD card performs. With Quickbench the write speeds again continue to over perform, but we do see a little bit of inconsistency – jumping from a low of 38 MB/s to a high of 73 MB/s. The read speeds are still right on par with what we expected.
REPORT ANALYSIS & FINAL THOUGHTS
Overall, we are very impressed with Kingston’s 256GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 memory card. Through each of our benchmark tests it well exceeded our expectations, even at times clearing the listed results by a large margin!
In a perfect world, we would have liked to have seen a little faster write performance – mainly with the inclusion of UHS-1 Speed Class 3 (U3). However, in this case we are not overly concerned because at times this memory card was nearly up in the levels of performance we would expect from a U3 memory card.
Our quick check on Amazon shows us that the Kingston SDXC 256GB memory card is available for just over $170, which is right in line with the Lexar equivalent that we reviewed previously. There is not much else to be said about the Kingston memory card, other than that should you choose to purchase this memory card, you will be happy to know that we would proudly recommend this SDXC memory card for pretty much anyone! This is why we are eagerly awarding it with our Gold Seal of Approval!