The Transcend 1000x CompactFlash UDMA-7 card is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128GB capacities.
Transcend quotes their 1000x CF card at 160MB/s read and 120MB/s write speeds. In our test the maximum read speed was 159.8 MB/s in the Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash Reader. It also achieved 133.6 MB/s write speed in the CFR1.
Card: Transcend 1000x 32GB 32 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
|Transcend 1000x 32GB 32 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1||159.820||133.628||105.619||32.098||7.638||1864.8||0.911||222.5|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||158.611||131.598||141.558||32.306||8.455||2064.2||0.906||221.1|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||157.942||131.335||68.423||37.214||4.693||1145.7||0.845||206.2|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||157.184||133.424||139.346||32.379||9.287||2267.3||0.905||220.9|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||157.090||131.121||140.202||31.424||8.249||2013.9||0.893||218.0|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||154.293||132.782||140.667||30.292||7.922||1934.1||0.937||228.6|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||154.112||133.237||140.947||30.810||7.942||1938.9||0.937||228.9|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||152.676||129.646||138.701||32.384||7.836||1913.0||0.926||226.0|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||139.142||115.762||57.223||27.423||8.607||2101.4||0.917||224.0|
In camera testing, the Transcend 1000X card averaged 95.7MB/s write speed in the Nikon D810, which was essentially the same speed the SanDisk Extreme Pro CF card recorded in the same camera. The D800 was only able to get 68.5MB/s write, which is mostly a limiation of the camera rather than the card.
We found the Transcend's performance to be excellent. While Transcend may not have quite the cachet of Lexar or SanDisk among photographers, its 1000x CF card was a top contender in both cameras and card readres. Transcend is a well-established brand worldwide and has been manufacturing computer-related memory products since 1988.
|Transcend 1000x 32GB|
Tested in Camera
|Canon 5D Mark IV||110.1|
|Canon 7D Mark II||97.3|
|Canon 1D X||94.2|
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 32GB CF|
|Highest DMA supported||UDMA7|
|Total capacity||32,019,111,936 bytes|
|External Card Identifiers|
|Printed on end of card||B41529 2112 8326AC 0U7RR|
Compare prices on the Transcend 1000x CF card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.
$ / GB
|Transcend 1000x CF||16||$2.06||$36.99||$32.99||$32.99|
|Transcend 1000x CF||32||$1.53||$48.99||$48.99||$48.99|
|Transcend 1000x CF||64||$1.12||$71.99||$154.99||$79.99|
|Transcend 1000x CF||128||$1.12||$142.99||$154.99||$149.99|