4k Photography Best Companion Samsung Pro Plus Sd Card In-depth Review


[Bestbuy618DIY Hardware Channel]These days, video sites are improving picture quality as an important factor in attracting users. 2020 June, watermelon video announced on the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the short video 4K picture quality to all users for free; B station also completed the support of 4K, 120 frames, and HDR10 true color, and not long ago also launched the Dolby Vision picture quality, in the The “picture quality track” is the first one. Photographers and video practitioners continue to have professional advantages; however, UGC (user-generated content) is growing at this stage, and an increasing number of high-quality individual video creators have emerged. They not only have interesting content, but they have also made significant progress in terms of picture quality.

To a large extent, improving picture quality is the most direct way to gain user trust. Obviously, as the user’s filming equipment improves, the video and photo quality improves as well.

The immediate problem is storage. As previously stated, 4K video is increasingly being used by creators, which will result in a large amount of material; support for 2K, 4K shooting DSLR, micro-single, and other tools is frequently found on storage devices – such as SD cards, micro SD cards, and so on. put forth the read and write speed requirements In this context, Samsung has updated the PRO Plus product line once more, and the new Samsung PRO Plus SD card has also been officially met for consumers, demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing reliable storage support for professionals.

Let’s see how this new memory card performs today.

When we say that “technology is based on changing cases,” we are referring to the human desire for novelty. The PRO Plus SD card from Samsung now has a new look. The dark blue packaging conveys professionalism and dependability, and the SD card’s read/write speed is prominently displayed on the front, reaching 160MB/s and 120MB/s, respectively, and is suitable for DSLR, Camera, and Laptop devices.

The card is available for DSLR, Camera, and Laptop devices, and the front label is also blue while the card body remains white. The PRO Plus SD card we’re testing has 256GB capacity, so the 256 on the card face stands out.

Furthermore, the model number and speed label of the PRO Plus SD card are printed on the front of the card. The PRO Plus SD card, as an SDXC memory card, adheres to the UHS-I standard and supports U3 speed grade and V30 video speed grade.

The read speed of the Samsung PRO Plus SD card is 160MB/s, which is the maximum read speed of the UHS-1 standard. It is worth mentioning the VSC (Video Speed Class) video speed class, which is a speed class developed specifically for video shooting by the SD Association.

The V30 has a minimum write speed of 30MB/s and the main application scenario is shooting Full HD (FHD/1080P) and 4K video.

In addition to the PRO Plus SD card, Samsung has included a card reader inside the package to facilitate data transfer via the Type-A interface, which is ideal for users who do not have a docking station or a computer that does not have an SD card slot. This card reader’s A port is Samsung USB 3.0, which is equivalent to the new version of the named standard USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. We chose the Lenovo R9000P 2021 as the platform for this Samsung PRO Plus SD card test in order to better test this SD card. The R9000P, which was released this year, is powered by an AMD R7 5800H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile Edition graphics, 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz memory, and a 512GB (SKHynix_HFS512GDE9X084N) SSD from Hynix for the main hard drive, PCIe 3.0 channel, supports NVMe 1.3 protocol, and is also the target disk we used as The Lenovo R9000P has a Type-C interface that supports USB 3.2 Gen2, and we tested the Samsung PRO Plus SD card on this interface externally to reduce the impact of the port on transfer speeds.

After several tests to stabilize the data, the sequential read speed of Samsung PRO Plus can reach 159.47MB/s and the sequential write speed can reach 122.94MB/s, which has reached the official calibration of 160MB/s and 120MB/s read and write speed, with excellent performance and in the It is in the first tier of 256GB products in its class. The Samsung PRO Plus SD card did not lose speed after continuously writing 50GB of data, and the continuous reading speed was always above 150MB/s, and the writing speed was also close to the maximum value of 120MB/s. This also reflects the PRO Plus’s stable performance in long-term large-capacity transmission tasks, and in the actual recording of 4K video experience, Samsung PRO Plus did not write speed is insufficient to cause the inability to shoot, which is a video should have excellent quality.

Furthermore, the read and write data measured with TxBench software is nearly identical to the data measured with CrystalDiskMark software, which is also mutual proof of the theoretical speed of this SD card. Typically, the write speed of storage devices is slightly slower than the read speed, and high-capacity access is also a test for storage products. During the actual test, different sizes of videos, pictures, and other materials can be transferred steadily and quickly by the Samsung PRO Plus. We attempted to write 300 RAW format images (approximately 17.8GB), 5 1080P movies (approximately 20GB), and a single large video file (approximately 26.5GB) to the Samsung PRO Plus SD card, and we can see that the write rate is very stable, essentially maintaining 112-115MB/s.

Aside from being able to write 4K video very consistently, copying a large amount of video footage can also be a test due to the time it takes to export the footage. In the same material export test, the transfer rate of the Samsung PRO Plus SD card can reach more than 153MB/s, and the transfer time of a 20GB file can be completed in less than 2 minutes. With the use of Sony Alpha 1 flagship full-frame microsingle, the 256GB Samsung PRO Plus can shoot 8.5 hours of 38402160/30fps/60Mbps video or 22.5 hours of 1080p/30fps/16Mbps video; if converted to pictures, 3840

The PRO Plus SD card also includes comprehensive seven-factor protection from Samsung, including waterproofing, extreme temperature, X-ray shock, magnetic shock, impact, drop, and wear protection. The PRO Plus SD card can withstand heavy use and harsh environments thanks to the additional drop and wear protection. Furthermore, consumers who choose the Samsung PRO Plus SD card will receive up to 10 years of limited warranty, which feels like it would cover the entire product lifecycle if I were to use it.

* specific protection standards: water: salt water and up to 1m deep water up to 72 hours; 2) extreme temperature: working temperature -25 °C 85 °C, non-working temperature -40 °C 85 °C; 3) X-ray shock: up to 100mGy (equivalent to most airport Samsung PRO Plus SD card “iron is hard,” seven protection can essentially meet the needs of the user’s life and work shooting, to UHS-1 specifications on the speed limit to bring users a stable, high-speed transmission experience.

This time, Samsung has not only released the PRO Plus series, but also updated the EVO Plus series for general users. Samsung PRO Plus SD cards come in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, while EVO Plus SD cards come in 256GB, 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB capacities. Samsung PRO Plus memory cards are committed to providing professional users with a dependable storage experience.

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