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Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB CompactFlash Card Review

Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB CompactFlash Card Front

Introduction

The Toshiba Exceria 1000x is a high performance UDMA7 CompactFlash card. Toshiba offers two flavors of Exceria Compact Flash cards: the top level Exceria Pro 1066x and the Exceria 1000x. While both cards offer high read speeds, the main difference between them is write speed. The Pro 1066x boasts 160MB/s read and 150MB/s write speeds, while the Exceria 1000x claims 150MB/s read and 120MB/s write speeds.

The Exceria 1000x carries the Video Performance Guarantee rating of VPG-20. This means the card will support at least 20MB/s continuous recording for video. The Exceria 1000x cards are offered in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. This review covers the 32GB card.

Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB CompactFlash Card Back

Performance

Peak read and write speeds were evaluated in card reader benchmark tests. The Exceria 1000x 32GB was tested in several USB 3.0 card readers. The sequential read speed exceeded its 150MB/s rating and reached 158.2 MB/s in the Lexar CFR1 CompactFlash Card Reader. The highest sequential write speed of 110.6 MB/s was found using the Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader. The 32GB card measured about 8 MB/s slower than the 64GB version and didn't quite fulfill Toshiba's 120MB/s write speed claim.

Card: Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB
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

Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB
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Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1158.252110.586107.90333.1339.3372279.71.082264.112.0592944.01.201293.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader158.085123.116147.22338.83011.5132810.71.115272.215.3443746.21.252305.6
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.037111.741146.07033.16210.9902683.01.076262.714.8063614.71.201293.1
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0157.562100.69970.11039.8115.4401328.00.991241.95.9001440.41.090266.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9157.562122.469146.09538.09211.3312766.41.116272.515.2603725.51.256306.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black154.475107.118145.05332.9419.8402402.21.110271.112.8733142.91.229300.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader153.593106.747144.35532.83310.0792460.71.114271.912.8603139.71.231300.6
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader152.965114.112143.49732.35310.1452476.71.158282.613.1093200.41.271310.4
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3140.67395.48157.86735.19311.6252838.21.099268.315.2973734.61.242303.1

When the Exceria 1000x 32GB CF card was tested cameras, it was found to provide good performance, trailing the faster Exceria Pro 1066x CF cards by only a small margin. It averaged 94.3 MB/s write speed during continuous RAW shooting in the Canon 5Ds CF card test, about 5 MB/s slower than the 99.6 MB/s measured using the Exceria Pro 1066x 32GB card. More write speed tests will be added to the table below.

Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
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Canon 5D Mark IV102.3
Canon 5Ds94.3
Canon 1D X90.0

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

The Exceria Pro cards feature a 5-year warranty. This card was made in Taiwan.

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: Toshiba Exceria 1000x 32GB CF
Serial numberL5AT01DH50121049
NameTOSHIBA THNCF032GT
Firmware1.01-PXT
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity32,019,111,936 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Engraved on end of cardL5ATDH50121029 MADE IN TAIWAN

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Toshiba Exceria 1000x CF card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Toshiba Exceria 1000x CF32$0.53$16.95$16.95
Toshiba Exceria 1000x CF64$0.47$30.46$29.95
Toshiba Exceria 1000x CF128$0.78$99.95$99.95