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Transcend 1000x 128GB CompactFlash Memory Review

Transcend 1000x 128GB CompactFlash Memory Card Front

Introduction

The Transcend 1000x CompactFlash 128GB card supports UDMA-7 for high-speed transfers. It provides the speed necessary to keep up with Full HD video recording as well as continuous shooting in high-end DLSR cameras. The 128GB capacity provides room for over 30,000 high resolution JPEG images, thousands of RAW images or 32 hours of HD video at (9Mbps). In addition to the 128GB card tested for this review, the Transcend 1000x is also available in 16, 32, 64GB capacities.

Transcend 1000x 128GB CompactFlash Memory Card Back

Performance

Transcend rates this card at 160MB/s read and 120MB/s write speeds. In benchmark tests in card readers, it reached 158.4 MB/s sequential read in the Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash Reader. It measured a maximum sequential write speed of 147.4 MB/s in the Kingston FCR-HS4 card reader.

Card: Transcend 1000x 128GB
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

Transcend 1000x 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9158.827147.272147.76054.8999.6392353.31.243303.413.7133347.91.448353.4
Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1158.371143.092109.0108.7108.9462184.11.291315.211.6252838.21.484362.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.252147.396149.0548.08210.4202543.91.307319.214.1493454.41.487363.1
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader158.085148.776146.87432.92510.0052442.71.263308.313.9323401.31.273310.7
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0156.015122.55470.1229.6585.2601284.21.176287.15.7871412.91.305318.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader153.189133.986146.6788.6969.5562333.11.350329.612.2692995.31.519370.8
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader152.343133.526144.78818.2199.1522234.41.325323.412.2202983.31.477360.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black152.299131.532147.0776.3529.2732264.01.351329.812.2762997.01.522371.6
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3138.444101.06858.1214.32610.4132542.21.282313.114.1923464.81.470358.9

This card will be included in upcoming camera tests. Results will be added to the table below.

Transcend 1000x 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV109.8
Canon 5Ds99.5
Canon 1D X95.5

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

Transcend memory cards carry a lifetime warranty.

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: Transcend 1000x 128GB CF
Serial numberB24674AC036276000025
NameTS128GCF1000
Firmware20130426
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity128,043,712,512 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Printed on end of cardB24674 0040 6312AC 0U7RR

Available sizes and prices

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

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Transcend 1000x CF16$2.06$36.99$36.99$32.99
Transcend 1000x CF32$1.53$50.99$50.99$48.99
Transcend 1000x CF64$1.25$81.99$81.99$79.99
Transcend 1000x CF128$1.17$149.99$164.99$149.99