Samsung 32GB 80MB/s EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card (MB-ME32DA/AM)

Samsung 32GB 80MB/s EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card (MB-ME32DA/AM)
From Samsung

2 new or used available from $17.87

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 3203 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #60 in Personal Computers
  • Size: 32 GB
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Model: MB-ME32DA/AM
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.25" h x 3.75" w x 5.50" l, .3 pounds
  • Memory: 32GB


  • Up to 80MB/s transfer speed
  • Works with Cell phones, Smartphones, Android Tablets, Tablet PCs, and more.
  • High-performance up to 80MB/s for full HD video recording, high resolution pictures, mobile gaming, music and more.
  • Reliability Built to Last - Water, Temperature, X-ray and Magnetic Proof
  • 10-year limited warranty

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.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1248 of 1277 people found the following review helpful.
5The 256GB card is very prone to being faked. Here is how to protect yourself against getting a fake.
By Obi Wan
Samsung cards are great. I've used many of them over the years and they have never let me down in any application.

But because they are so good, scammers like to copy them and try to trick you into buying fakes.

Unfortunately, what people do is take a smaller card like a 8GB card that is cheap to buy in bulk, and hack the control chip on the card so that it reports itself as being 256GB to your computer or phone. Your device thinks it's 256GB so it tries to write 256GB of data to the card. Only problem is there is only 8GB of actual storage space. So the data constantly overwrites itself. Or it just failed when it's at max capacity and you get errors. One of those two things will happen.

Samsung's EVO line of cards are one of the favorite brands for scammers to copy. Now that this world record holding 256GB Samsung card is available it's an absolute sure bet that fraudsters will be trying to dupe people with bad copies of it very soon. However there are ways to protect yourself and to make sure you get a legitimate Samsung card.

❖ For the last several years Samsung has made it's micro SD cards with white plastic. That means the actual card itself behind the colorful label on front is white. You can seethe white plastic on the sides. Fake cards are almost always all black, because they are generically produced low cost cards that are given a fancy Samsung looking label on the front. If the card you get it black plastic on the sides, it's not a Samsung. White plastic is more expensive to make, and fraudsters are all about doing it cheap. (See my imaged below of a real Samsung card. You can see the white sides and black backing)

❖ Buy only from reputable stabled vendors. Amazon is reliable. And if there is a problem, they will take it back without hassle. There are dozens of other 3rd party vendors who are just as trustworthy. But make sure you are buying from one of those. Read their seller feedback. If there are numerous complaints from people who bought fake capacity cards or even cards that didn't work properly, find a different seller.

❖ Make sure the listing looks right. This one is fine. It's a legitimate Samsung card. But scammers will post nearly identical looking listings on Amazon that have cards that look nearly identical buy don't have the Samsung logo at the top. (Recently another scammer replaced Samsung with Sanshen on fake cards. Other than that they were identical. They used the same font any everything, including the A in Samsung that doesn't have the bar in the middle). Samsung has gone with the two tone green fade on their newest cards to make it a little more difficult.

❖ Be careful of the price. If the price of the card you are looking at is significantly below the price of other listings for similar capacity cards, something is wrong. One of the biggest tricks scammers play is to make the price WAY lower than it should be in hopes of getting you to spend more time looking at the price tag than looking at the other things that don't add up right on the listing. Unusually low priced flash storage almost never works out well.

❖ Test the card once you buy it! Regardless of who you buy your Micro SD card from or what brand it is, test it out. A thoroughly way to test it is with a utility app for Windows called "h2testw". You can download it free. Just do a search for it on any search engine and you'll find it. (For Mac and Linux users there is a similar utility called F3) That app writes single bit data to the drive in 1GB file increments until it's full, then it reads that data back to make sure it's readable. It will tell you what the actual capacity of this disk is. It is not fast. It will take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to test a 256GB card depending on the speed of your USB port. This is smart to do even if you have no doubts that you have an authentic Samsung (or any brand name) product. Sometimes things go wrong in manufacturing and quality control and a dud gets through. An app like h2testw will verify that your legitimate brand name card is working properly. And if it's not, you'll know right away while you are still in your 30 day exchange window.

Other than the part about the color of the plastic the card is made from, this advice is good for any Micro SD card, SD card, or Thumb Drive you are thinking of buying, be is Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk, PNY, or a more generic brand.

368 of 388 people found the following review helpful.
5Meets advertised speeds. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB comparison
By Sporty
Update 8/25/2016: Added the 256GB card to the comparison. It was much faster write speed and met the 95 MB/s read and 90MB/s write claims!

I tested the 64GB and 128GB cards. Both cards exceeded the advertised speeds (80MB/s read and 20MB/s write). The 64GB card provided higher read and write speeds compared with the 128GB card. The 64GB card showed very high 512K random read and write speeds, the random write speeds exceeded the sequential writes.

I tested in several different USB 3.0 card readers, the highest benchmarks:

EVO Select 64GB
Sequential Read : 97.361 MB/s
Sequential Write : 25.626 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 88.232 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 64.917 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 9.424 MB/s [ 2300.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.717 MB/s [ 419.2 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 10.423 MB/s [ 2544.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.445 MB/s [ 352.8 IOPS]

EVO Select 128GB
Sequential Read : 82.839 MB/s
Sequential Write : 22.677 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 72.126 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 5.837 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 4.969 MB/s [ 1213.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.898 MB/s [ 219.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 5.396 MB/s [ 1317.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.122 MB/s [ 29.8 IOPS]

EVO Select 256GB
Sequential Read : 95.664 MB/s
Sequential Write : 89.637 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 82.579 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 54.243 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 5.931 MB/s [ 1448.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 2.820 MB/s [ 688.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 8.474 MB/s [ 2068.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 3.596 MB/s [ 878.0 IOPS]

567 of 608 people found the following review helpful.
3Since 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.

[Bottom Line]
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.

[Other Remarks]
- 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:

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