[For a long time, the MicroSD card has been used to expand the storage space of cell phones. Although cell phone storage capacity is now increasingly large, there is no longer a need to expand, and many no longer support this function, but like the daily use of cameras to take photos to shoot video, with drones to shoot short video Vlog, especially some professional photographers or content industry workers, need to shoot a lot of photos and videos, this time to choose a high-capacity, fast transmission speed MicroSD card is very necessary. As the world’s leading storage manufacturer, Samsung’s memory cards have always been a symbol of the industry’s superior performance.
Today we’ll look at the Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD memory card, which is a high-performance MicroSD card available in 512GB capacity.
To begin with, the product comes with a small card reader in addition to an SD card, but it is simple to connect to the USB-A port to read data. Officially, this interface supports USB 3.2 Gen1 speeds and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, allowing users to use this memory card with any device that has a USB port. The front of the package is marked with a 512GB memory logo with the PRO Plus logo on top, marked with a read speed of 160MB/s and a write speed of 120MB/s, and with the types of devices this memory card is compatible with, such as smartphones, cameras, sports cameras, drones, and so on.
With 512GB of super-capacity, you can store more high-resolution photos and documents, and you won’t have to worry about running out of storage space when shooting with a camera that can meet the majority of the needs of both ordinary users and professionals.
The Lenovo Saver R9000P 2021H laptop with AMD R7-5800H processor and DDR4 3200MHz 16GB dual-channel memory with 512GB PCle NVMe SSD and USB3.2 Gen1 interface was chosen for this review. The first is the read/write speed test, with the official claim that the memory card read speed is 160MB S and write speed is 120MB S. To obtain accurate data, we chose a number of performance testing tools, and each software test was run three times to obtain the most average data.
The first test software we chose is CrystalDiskMark, which is a relatively common storage device performance test tool that is simple and quick to use, does not require complex settings, and produces more accurate results. The highest read speed reached 160.66MB/S, and the write speed was 120.89MB/S, which is exactly the same as the official speed data published. Then there is Atto Disk Benchmark, a tool with broad applicability that can write virtual data files to the memory card to test the actual read and write speed, and can set the size of the written files and the total amount of data written.
The settings range from 512B to 64MB, with a total data size of 256MB. You can see that the maximum write speed is 119.28MB/S, which is only 1MB/S slower than the official data, and the maximum read speed is 154.24MB/S, which is 6MB/S slower. This data difference falls within the ideal range as well.
TxBENCH is the final test tool, with a read speed of 160.779MB/S and a write speed of up to 121.758MB/S. This speed exceeds the official data, demonstrating that this SD card has truly exceptional performance. With A2, V30, and UHS-I support, it can provide excellent performance when shooting or playing 4K video.
The card’s performance is excellent when shooting or playing 4K video. After testing the read/write speed of the Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD card using software, let’s look at the card’s transfer speed in real-world use.
In terms of reading speed, a 26.4G video file was chosen, and the transfer speed reached 163MB/S at first, and then the transfer speed was basically stable at 155MB/S, with an overall transfer time of 3 minutes and 05 seconds; then there are five 1080P movies totaling 20GB, and as you can see, the transfer speed is relatively stable, at around 154MB/S, with an overall transfer time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Finally, there are 300 raw files totaling 17.8GB in size. The transfer speed is basically stable at 152MB/S, and the transfer time is 2 minutes and 10 seconds, which is not much different from before. As you can see, regardless of the type of file, the reading speed of this Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD card is stable at around 154MB/S, and the file within 20GB can be transferred within 3 minutes, which is a very fast speed.
The memory card is aimed at content creators who must shoot a lot of images, such as photographers and broadcasters. Officially, the PRO Plus series claims to achieve perfect 4K video recording and continuous shooting, to conform to the UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) specification, and to be compatible with a wide range of devices such as cell phones, tablets, and drones. The memory card has been fully upgraded in terms of product security, with six levels of protection: waterproof, high and low temperature resistant, X-ray resistant, anti-magnetic, drop resistant, and anti-wear, and it can be used in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C. In terms of endurance, it can withstand 10,000 unplugging cycles and comes with a 10-year limited warranty, as well as a one-year limited warranty for the included SD adapter.
Users can use it without worrying about data security in scenarios such as home office, outdoor travel, or even drone shooting. The Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD card has ultra-fast write speeds and can easily capture 4K video using GOPRO and others. The card is available in a variety of capacities beginning with 128GB and can be expanded for use with a variety of gaming devices, tablets, and other devices.
Samsung PRO Plus MicroSD card, despite its small size, has a large capacity, as well as a high-speed and stable transmission performance and a secure storage environment, so don’t pass it up!