Samsung 32GB 80MB/s EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card (MB-ME32DA/AM)
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Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet PC with Samsung's EVO Select 32GB micro SDXC Memory Card. This high-performance memory card features read speeds of up to 80MB/s for transferring music, photos, and videos and is UHS-1 enabled to capture Full HD video. Waterproof, temperature proof, magnet proof, and X-ray proof, this reliable memory card ensures your files remain safe during life's little mishaps. An included SD adapter lets you use the card with your digital camera, laptop, or desktop computer.
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633 of 678 people found the following review helpful.
Since when did 'Select' become synonymous with 'Slow'?
By NLee the Engineer
I tested the old Samsung EVO microSDHC card (MB-MP32DA/AM) back in Oct 2014 and liked it. When I found this newer version (Samsung EVO Select UHS-1 32GB microSDHC) on sale for a good price, I quickly grabbed another one.
The Amazon product page for EVO Select claims "High-performance up to 80MB/s for full HD video recording". This implies its WRITE speed is up to 80MB/s, which would be fantastic for such a low cost card. However on the back of the package I received it says: "Read Speed up to 80MB/s; Write Speed up to 20MB/s"
I used a program called 'CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64' to measure, among other things, the Sequential Read and Write speed of this card. The card reader I used is the Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader (TS-RDF5K), connected to an USB 3.0 port. My measured results are:
EVO Select - 92.5MB/s Read, 25.3MB/s Write
(See my uploaded screenshot for details)
In comparison, the old Samsung EVO UHS-1 card is advertised as "Up to 48MB/s". My measured results were:
EVO - 47.5MB/s Read; 38.5MB/s Write.
So the new card is faster in Read but slower in Write. In most demanding applications (such as recording video in HD, or shooting DSLR in burst mode), the Write speed is the limiting factor. That means the 'EVO Select' series will not perform as well as the old 'EVO' series in those cases.
I am disappointed that the new Samsung EVO Select series is advertised as "Up to 80MB/s", yet it Writes SLOWER than the old EVO series which claims 48MB/s. As of this writing, both versions are available at the same price, so I definitely recommend getting the old version instead.
- The new EVO Select card is made in Philippines. Old one is made in Korea.
- The capacity of this '32GB' card, as reported by my computer, is only 29.8GB. This is actually normal since computer people count one 'Gig' as '2 to the power 30', which is 7.37% larger than 1 billion. So 29.8GB is equal to 32 billion bytes.
- My review for the old Samsung EVO card can be found here:
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
I bought 2 of these and they worked so well bought 2 more. I ended up getting 2 more as replacementa as I thought two of them were not working correctly as it kept saying unmounted sd card. Took my phone in 3 times and they reset it all 3 times and the sd cards would keep saying sd card unmounted. Amazon sent 2 more to replace and to return the 2 that the phone store said it was the sd cards. Well I now have 6 sd cards that all work just fine it ended up being my new phone. Which is another story on trying them to fix my new phone. As the sd card reader does not work not the sd cards. I will be keeping all 6 now for other things. These are a great buy and don't want to send back the 2 when they were not the issue and they work just fine.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Good performance of the Card itself but the included adapter does not keep up with it
By Farhan K
I got this SD card mainly for my in-home security camera that records continuous video in HD (720p) and this card is more than adequate for the purpose. In fact based on its speed rating of U1 (more in detail a little further), it should be suitable for all purposes including continuous 1080p, 60FPS video on a GoPro, High speed RAW photography or even small 4K video clips. The only thing this card is not suitable for is large continuous, real time 4K video ( you will need a UHS - 3 card for that)
SD CARD MARKINGS EXPLAINED
At first it is easy to be overwhelmed with all the marking that you find on and SD card like SDHC, SDXC , Class Rating , UHS Rating, etc. I think manufacturers can sometimes take advantage of the confusion. Here's what the majority of the markings on an SD Card Mean (see pics)
Class Rating: This indicates the minimum sustained data transfer speed a SD card can maintain. This is indicated by a number in a circle like a Class 10 card, or the new class rating called UHS indicated by a number inside a U (U1 or U3) . U1 is suitable for live continuous 1080P video while U3 is suitable for 4K continuous video . Most manufacturers like to quote the maximum "upto" Burst speed ratings
Card Format: Indicated by either SDSC, SDHC or SDXC. This basically indicates the max. card capacity. Based on their file formats a SDHC card can have a max capacity of 32GB. Any card above 32GB is a SDXC card (Extreme Capacity) which can go upto 2TB
BUS Format: Indicated by a I or II, this denotes the type of interface (pins) the card has on its back. Most cards have the UHS-I type (singe-row pins) of interface. UHS-II has an additional row for faster transfer speeds
REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE & COMPARISON
- The closest competitors to this EVO Select card are the SanDisk & Samsung's own Evo cards and they are priced pretty similarly
- The only reason why I didn't go for the SanDisk card was the confusion about its U1 rating. Even though its listing & description indicates USH-1 , It does not contain the official SD Card associations standard "U1" logo (1 inside a U). I do not understand why it would claim to be UHS-1 card but not have its official mark
- Samsung's own EVO range of cards have a 40Mb/s read and a higher write speed of 40 Mb/s than this EVO Select model . In the end higher read speeds were more important for me, allowing me to transfer files faster hence I chose this model
- I used a program called H2testw to verify that the entire 32GB (30 GB usable) was available to Write/Read and as you can see from my pics that the test was successful. I recommend you run this test on any SD card before using it to detect fakes or prevent loss of data due to bad sectors
- If you have an Android device, I also recommend downloading an App called 'SD Insight' which reads the firmware of the card and should display the correct manufacturer's name i.e Samsung. Fake cards will have this information left blank
- I also ran some speed test using Crystal Disk mark with the included adapter on a computer and directly in a Miro SD Card Slot on my tablet:
Claimed Performance : "Upto" 80 Mb/S Read and 20 Mb/s Write
Actual Performance with adapter (Using Adapter) : 27 Mb/s Read Max , 23 Mb/s Write Max
Actual Performance without adapter (On Tablet) : 75 Mb/S Read Max , 20 Mb/s Write Max
- Solid quality and inexpensive price which is lower than some of its competition
- Good performance , I got a max of 75Mb/s Read & 23 Mb/s Write,. As you can see from my results the card performed very close to its claimed speeds (infact higher for write speeds)
- Included SD card adapter
THE NOT SO GOOD
- As you can see from my results using the adapter, even though the card is capable of 80 Mb/s read speeds , the included SD card adapter falls short and is only able to support up 25 Mb/s read speeds . This makes taking advantage of those higher speeds difficult while transferring files
Overall this is a good, inexpensive card with decent performance figures for the card itself, I am kind of disappointed that the included SD card adapter is not able to support the card's maximum speeds and makes using a 3rd party card reader necessary to take advantage of its full read speeds. I think this card is worth 4 stars because the card is capable which matters more , even though the adapter is not