Delkin Black Series memory cards offer enhanced durability for the most demanding applications. Delkin Black SD cards are UHS-I U3 speed rated and backed by a lifetime warranty with free 48-hour replacement. Delkin claims the card can withstand up to 45lbs of force. The card is waterproof and dustproof, and will operate in extended temperature range from -40°C to 85°C.
Externally, the Black card looks like an ordinary SD card. On close inspection a difference can be seen in write protect slider which is fitted over grooves in the top and bottom of the case, rather than retained by a narrow slot between the case halves. When attempting to flex the card, it feels more resistant to bending than most SD cards.
Delkin claims Black Series SD cards offer transfer speeds up to 99MB/s. The card is UHS Class 3 (U3) speed rated meaning it can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K video.
Delkin Black SD cards are available 32, 64, 128GB capacities in full-size SD cards, while microSD cards are available in 32 and 64GB capacities. This review is for the 32GB SDHC card (DDSDBLK-32GB).
In UHS 3.0 card readers, the Delkin Black 32GB SD card was benchmarked at 97.7 MB/s highest sequential read speed and 81.9MB/s sequential write speed. This is essentially the same performance as the Delkin Elite 633x 32GB card, and the read speed is very close to the claimed transfer rate of 99MB/s.
Card: Delkin Black 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
|Delkin Black 32GB 32 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||97.678||81.316||82.905||0.936||10.892||2659.1||0.437||106.6|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||97.642||81.608||81.975||0.811||10.507||2565.3||0.418||102.2|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||96.270||80.381||81.567||0.859||10.953||2674.2||0.482||117.7|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||96.111||80.338||81.784||0.857||10.359||2529.1||0.464||113.2|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||96.076||81.709||82.714||0.911||10.442||2549.4||0.417||101.7|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||95.997||81.869||82.214||0.910||10.458||2553.2||0.439||107.2|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||95.962||81.380||82.782||0.910||10.724||2618.2||0.394||96.3|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||95.909||81.443||82.268||0.837||10.647||2599.5||0.663||161.9|
|Delkin Travel Reader||95.717||76.011||79.964||0.857||10.458||2553.2||0.486||118.6|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||94.859||73.584||81.339||0.859||9.233||2254.3||0.364||89.0|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR1||94.662||81.424||80.594||0.856||9.078||2216.4||0.491||119.8|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||94.009||80.984||80.244||0.854||6.963||1699.9||0.410||100.2|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||93.323||80.759||73.229||0.784||5.315||1297.6||0.450||109.8|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||91.443||77.892||76.883||0.813||9.161||2236.6||0.408||99.6|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||90.629||78.953||59.114||0.857||10.674||2605.9||0.530||129.4|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||84.142||77.978||74.232||0.810||9.166||2237.8||0.413||100.9|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||67.057||63.918||60.641||0.808||9.077||2216.0||0.428||104.5|
This Delkin Black SD card will be tested in cameras and results will be be added below.
|Delkin Black 32GB|
Tested in Camera
|Canon 5D Mark IV||72.4|
|Olympus E-M1 II||39.9|
|Sony A7R II||34.5|
The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.
|Delkin Black 32GB SD — Internal Card Information|
|Serial number (PSN)||17024460|
|Product Name (PNM)||SD32G|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000027|
|OEM ID (OID)||PH|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||06/2015|
|Total capacity||32,111,591,424 bytes|
Delkin Black cards are sold exclusively through authorized Delkin Black camera stores. A dealer list can be found on the Delkin web site.