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PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x-PRO 128GB CompactFlash Card Review

PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x-PRO 128GB CompactFlash Card

Introduction

The PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x-PRO is a high-performance UDMA-7 CompactFlash card for videographers and photographers who demand speed. PixelFlash claims up to 165MB/s transfer rate, although it is not specified if this a read and/or write speed. The SuperSport 1000x-PRO CF card is available in 32, 64, 128 and 256GB capacities. The card tested for this review is 128GB.

According to PixelFlash the SuprtSport 1000x-PRO is suitable for RAW video recording, including MagicLantern. The card carries a VPG-65 rating, which indicates the card capable of at least 65MB/s continuous write performance. The card has a lifetime warranty from PixelFlash.

PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x-PRO 128GB CompactFlash Card Back

Performance

PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x-PRO 128GB card was tested in several USB 3.0 card readers. Benchmark tests showed a maximum 159.3 MB/s sequential read speed, which is close to the 165MB/s transfer speed claim. Sequential write speed reached 141.0 MB/s maximum in the card reader benchmark using the Kingston FCR-HS4 card reader.

Card: PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO 128GB 128 GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO 128GB 128 GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Sequential
Read
1000MB
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
1000MB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(IOPS)
Random
Write
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
4KB
(IOPS)
Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1159.261138.903107.56447.1478.0331961.21.202293.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader158.563139.253144.40335.9579.4822315.01.247304.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9158.467137.158143.68850.2399.5172323.51.229300.0
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.443141.013145.15647.1629.4552308.51.206294.5
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0157.019123.47869.65054.8454.8041172.91.107270.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader153.278129.151143.45155.4138.4122053.71.263308.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black153.010129.024144.28445.0328.5212080.31.267309.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader152.188129.183141.98054.4988.7192128.71.290315.0
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3137.482113.85257.63351.3179.2332254.31.212295.8

This card will be included in upcoming camera tests. The results of in-camera tests appear below.

PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV109.5
Canon 5Ds101.3
Canon 1D X96.2

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 1D X, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds

The following table contains information about the tested card. Card information including a unique serial number, name (often a model number) and firmware version is encoded in the card. Cards are often engraved or printed with an identifier on the outside, but it is often a batch or lot number and not an individual serial number.

Internal Card Information: PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO 128GB CF
Serial numberAA000000000003083109
NameCF CARD
Firmware20140803
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity128,043,712,512 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Printed on back label500159

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the PixelFlash SuperSport 1000x card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO128$0.89$113.89