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Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSDXC Memory Card Review

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSDXC Memory Card Review - We review the Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSDXC Memory Card, designed for continuous use applications, including surveillance cameras, dashcams, body cams, and more.

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PRO Endurance MicroSDXC

The Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD card is, as it says on the label, a high endurance memory card that's designed for video monitoring, surveillance, dashcam, body cam use, or anything else that requires constant recording. The card has read speeds up to 100MB/s, write speeds up to 30MB/s, a 5-year limited warranty, and is also waterproof, temperature proof, magnet proof, and x-ray proof. 

 

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD Handling and Features

Samsung Pro Endurance Microsd
The memory card offers a lifespan up to 43,800 hours, which is currently the industry best. That's enough for 1,825 days (at 24hours/day), or 5 years (at 365days/year), of continuous recording. The card is available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB sizes, although it's only the 128GB card that has a 5-year life, with the other cards having shorter guarantees. The card has a Class 10 rating and is a UHS-I (U:1) card. 

Designed for always-on applications - surveillance, body cam, dashcams, security systems, the Samsung PRO Endurance card may not be the first choice for photographers, but you may want to consider it if you use a dashcam in your car, a security camera in your home or office, or if you use a wildlife camera or an action camera.

It's water-resistant, surviving up to 72 hours in seawater. X-Ray proof, which includes X-ray machines at airports. Magnet-proof. Temperature proof from -25C to 85C. Authentication Samsung Memory Card / UFD Authentication Utility available. An SD Adapter included, although this only has a 1year warranty.

 

Samsung Pro Endurance Micro Sd

 

Key Features

  • UHS-I MicroSD memory card
  • SD Adapter included
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Magnet proof
  • Temperature proof (-25C to 85C)
  • X-Ray proof
  • 43,800 hours life (128GB)
  • 26,280 hours life (64GB)
  • 17,520 hours life (32GB)

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD Performance

The performance section is where we look at the performance of the memory card. Additional product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

 

To test the read and write times of these cards, we used a USB 3.0 card reader and CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64 (USB 3, UHS-II)

Samsung Pro Endurance Crystal Disk Mark

Samsung Pro Endurance Crystal Disk Mark Results:

  • Read: 94.65MB/s
  • Write: 35.65MB/s

With fast read speeds, it will be quick to get content off the card. However, the write speed isn't as fast as write speeds on Samsung's EVO and PRO memory cards. 

 

Value For Money

The Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD card is available for £24 for the 32GB version, £42 for the 64GB version, and £76 for the 128GB version. This makes it 2.3-2.6x more expensive than the Samsung EVO Plus alternatives, however, these cards don't tend to come with an endurance rating.

For more information on memory cards, have a look at our Complete guide to Memory Cards, the Top 10 Best MicroSD Memory Cards, or have a look at the Best Memory Card Readers.

 

 

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD Verdict

If you're looking for a memory card that will be in continuous use, such as in a dashcam, security or other devices, then the Samsung PRO Endurance microSD memory card looks like the ideal choice. If the card survives continuous use and means you have the data and record of something important, compared to not having it, then the card will have paid for itself. 

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD Pros

  • Long life memory card
  • Designed for continuous use
  • Water, temperature, x-ray, magnet proof
  • SD card adapter included

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD Cons

  • More expensive than other Samsung cards
  • Slower than other Samsung cards

Features4/5
Handling4/5
Performance3.5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict

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