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Samsung PRO+ Plus SDXC Memory Card Review

We test this high speed Samsung PRO+ SDXC memory card to see how it performs.


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64GB PRO+ SDXC UHS-I Card

Samsung memory cards stand out from the crowd with its tough memory cards, meaning the cards are temperature proof, waterproof, shock proof, x-ray proof and magnet proof. Samsung has now introduced a new range of EVO+ and PRO+ SDXC memory cards, bringing faster speeds for 4K video and full HD equipped devices. These cards are also available as microSD cards.

The SDXC card comes with a 10 year warranty and the latest models are UHS:I U:3 / Class 10 cards so should be extremely quick. Samsung say the PRO+ card is ideal for high resolution photos and 4K UHD video. With this in mind, let's see how this card performs in our tests.

Samsung 64GB SDXC PRO PLUS Card (1)

Samsung PRO+ Memory Card Handling and Features

Samsung 64GB SDXC PRO PLUS Card (4)

The Samsung SDXC memory cards are shockproof, waterproof, x-ray proof, temperature proof and magnetic-proof. The EVO+ range is an affordable performance option, while the PRO+ range offers the highest performance possible. Below are the specs for the new cards compared to the PRO and EVO cards. 

Standard EVO PRO EVO+  PRO+
Class 6 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:3, Class 10
Up to 24MB/s Up to 48MB/s Up to 90MB/s, 80MB/s write Up to 80MB/s read, 20MB/s write Up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB

 

Samsung 64GB SDXC PRO PLUS Card (5)

Key Features

  • SD Card read speeds up to 95MB/s, write speeds up to 90MB/s (PRO+)
  • UHS I / U:1 (EVO+) / U:3 (PRO+), Class 10 cards
  • Waterproof
  • Magnet proof
  • Temperature proof
  • X-ray proof
  • Shockproof 
  • 10-year warranty

Samsung PRO+ Memory Card Performance

To test the read and write times of these cards, we used a Transcend USB 3.0 card reader and CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64. For digital cameras, the write time is the most important aspect as this determines how quickly you can write photos from the camera to the card. The read time is important when you want to copy the photos from the card onto your PC or view them in playback mode on the camera.
 

  Read MB/s Write MB/s  
Samsung PRO+ 64GB SDXC UHS I U:3 Class 10 91.40 81.51  
Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GB SDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10 51.08 42.58  
Panasonic 16GB SDHC UHS I U:3 Class 10 48.78 18.48  
Prospec PRO 16GB 606x SDHC UHS I U:1  25.77 14.11  


While read and write speeds from the Samsung PRO+ card are not as quick as specified on the box, the card does deliver extremely high read and write speeds, and quicker performance than the Sandisk Extreme Pro card. The Samsung card is also quicker than a number of other high-speed cards. 

Value For Money

The Samsung PRO+ 64GB SDXC card is available for £58, compared to around £40 for a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro card. This makes the Samsung card more expensive, however the card does offer tough features, with the Samsung giving a 10-year warranty for peace of mind. 

Samsung PRO+ Memory Card Verdict

The Samsung PRO+ SDXC memory card offers some of the fastest read and write speeds available as well as offering a 10-year warranty that is also backed up by the card being waterproof, temperature proof, shockproof, x-ray proof and magnet proof making it much more likely to survive when compared to more fragile cards. We would, therefore, be happy to recommend Samsung PRO+ SDXC memory cards.


 
 
  The Samsung PRO+ SDXC memory card offers fast read and write speeds to cope with HD video recording and are tough enough to withstand rough treatment.
 
   

Samsung PRO+ Memory Card Pros

10-year warranty
Water, temperature, x-ray, shockproof, magnet proof
Super fast read/write speeds of PRO+ card ideal for 4K UHD filming

 

Samsung PRO+ Memory Card Cons

Recovery software not included
Higher price than less sturdy cards, although worth it

 

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Samsung has produced a video introducing the PRO Plus memory card range which you can look at below:

 

 

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Comments


ChrisV Plus
13 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2015 2:01PM
What does the warranty consist of? I always used to buy SanDisk Pro Compact Flash cards until a good few years ago when one which cost me the thick end of 150 failed at the first attempt [I'd shot around 30 frames at a wedding before it stuttered and locked and lost] only to find their 'professional warranty' consisted of replacing the card. I wasn't best pleased even though [by incredible good fortune] the shots were informal ones; after the ceremony and staged shots.

The camera I was using was not dual-slot mirrored, so there was really little I could have reasonably done to cover myself against this. Their argument was that they could not warrant electronic storage - mine was that CF cards are more analogous to film stock - and if you've got faulty stock or the processing has been mucked up at a professional level, you're indemnified against loss.

I've never bought SanDisk since - getting a replacement card is little consolation if you've lost valuable work.

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