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Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB microSDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB microSDXC card operates up to 150MB/s read and 45MB/s write speed. The card uses UHS-II for fast download speed. The card also works in UHS-I devices at lower speed. This card has the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designation that means it can provide at least 30MB/s continuous write speed, making it suitable for recording HD and 4K video.

Lexar 1000x microSD cards are offered in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB sizes. This review is for the 128GB card model LSDMI128GCBNL1000R. The card is made in Korea and backed by a limited lifetime warranty from Lexar.

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Back

The back of the card shows an additional row of contacts that provide the UHS-II bus interface. Older devices that lack corresponding pins for these connections will only operate up to UHS-I speed including SDR104 mode. Legacy SD devices will only use the top row of connections.

The card is packaged with a USB 3.0 microSD card reader that provides UHS-II support. The Lexar LRWM05U-7000 card reader review has a complete test of the reader with benchmarks with this and other microSD cards.

Performance

The 128GB Lexar 1000x microSDXC card was benchmarked using UHS-I and UHS-II card readers. The highest read speeds were seen in UHS-II readers, where the card had a maximum 163.9 MB/s sequential read speed. This is better than its 150MB/s rating. The fastest sequential write speed of 59.3 MB/s also exceeds the 45 MB/s speed advertised by Lexar. In UHS-I card readers the 1000x reached benchmarks of 96.5 MB/s sequential read and 57.9 MB/s sequential write at best. The speeds is limited by the UHS-I interface.

When this card was tested in UHS-II card readers without UHS-II in the microSD slot, a UHS-II microSD to SD adapter was used. Although Lexar does not include such an adapter with this card, it is included with Lexar 1800x UHS-II microSD cards.

Card: Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 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

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader163.89159.278135.6141.48011.1982733.90.873213.111.8782900.01.296316.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer152.34359.091128.9801.31912.5403061.60.933227.813.4513283.90.982239.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader151.74858.589128.4891.27112.3303010.30.936228.613.3963270.51.358331.4
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader150.22658.462129.8601.31413.1423208.51.275311.314.6863585.61.171285.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II150.09758.501128.5741.33713.4523284.20.968236.314.0653433.91.226299.2
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer149.22158.929126.7321.43211.8962904.21.273310.812.7223105.81.189290.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer145.98058.939123.1371.24614.3463502.50.864211.015.4543773.01.095267.5
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader145.55558.469123.9161.27815.2543724.01.064259.816.2803974.71.129275.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9145.49458.975122.7721.33915.5573798.11.005245.415.3443746.21.205294.1
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader144.99158.892125.3901.24812.8993149.21.074262.214.2213471.91.008246.0
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader144.95158.879123.5871.21614.9123640.60.947231.315.9043882.81.217297.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader144.89158.737123.3211.21614.4893537.21.129275.715.3243741.11.126274.9
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II144.85158.524122.7721.37514.1103444.81.060258.815.7883854.61.245304.0
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader144.67158.593124.6041.37712.9833169.61.063259.614.3783510.21.326323.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II144.57159.058122.5701.46514.2523479.40.936228.615.5493796.11.206294.5
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader143.18958.985124.2891.34913.2103225.11.331325.014.2373475.91.104269.4
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader137.19458.688122.4691.46114.3063492.80.934228.115.5623799.41.197292.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.52757.73186.1321.0699.5342327.71.103269.310.3512527.11.005245.3
Delkin Travel Reader96.24457.66584.1751.0769.7082370.20.992242.210.4682555.70.858209.6
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader96.19157.69683.9141.1917.4261813.01.378336.37.8461915.60.915223.4
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.16957.89484.6741.1316.8861681.21.223298.57.0541722.10.811198.1
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader94.98857.33484.0921.0918.2632017.31.369334.39.0472208.80.989241.4
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.92557.58675.9841.1185.0941243.61.448353.65.1721262.71.082264.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black85.77357.62777.6981.1289.6572357.61.241303.110.3612529.70.961234.6

The Lexar 1000x card was tested in digital cameras. The following table shows the average write speed for continuous shooting in several camera models. The card will be tested in more cameras and the results will be added below.

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Sony A955.7
Canon Rebel T7i55.7
Canon 77D55.5
Nikon D750052.3
Panasonic GH547.4

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Nikon D7500, Panasonic GH5, Sony A9

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3661107035
Product Name (PNM)6YDLP
Product Revision0.7
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000027
OEM ID (OID)PH
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2016
Total capacity128,396,034,048 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Lexar Professional 1000x microSD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD32$0.78$30.70$24.95$27.60
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD64$0.79$72.96$59.95$50.59
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD128$0.96$159.99$122.25$122.25
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD256$0.86$259.99$239.95$219.24