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Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB microSD Memory Card Review

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB U3 microSDHC Memory Card

Introduction

The Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB microSDHC card offers high speed downloads and U3 write performance for HD and 4K video. Its 150MB/s read speed allows fast transfers from the memory card to a computer or mobile device, while the 45MB/s rated write speed supports recording high definition and 4K video. This UHS-II card is backwards compatible with UHS-I devices and operates up to 104MB/s (SDR104) in UHS-I mode. It will also operate in Standard SD mode in legacy devices.

The card is rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) which means it can sustain at least 30MB/s for continuous video recording. Lexar 1000x microSD cards are available in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 32GB card (LSDMI32GCBNL1000R) is reviewed here.

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB microSDHC U3 Memory Card Back

The back of the card has the high-speed UHS-II bus interface, which is a second row of added for UHS-II compatibility. It also has the standard microSD contacts for reverse compatibility. The card tested was made in Korea.

A UHS-II microSD Card Reader is included with Lexar Professional UHS-II microSD cards. A review of the Lexar LRWM05U-7000 card reader with additional benchmark test results is available. Lexar Professional series memory cards have a limited lifetime warranty.

Performance

The 32GB Lexar 1000x microSDHC card was benchmarked in various memory card readers. In card readers with UHS-II support it performed up to 152.0 MB/s sequential read, just above the 150MB/s rating. In sequential write benchmarks it reached 52.9 MB/s, also above the 45 MB/s rated speed. When it was tested in UHS-I card readers, the 1000x card operates in UHS-I mode. It reached 92.9 MB/s read and 52.6 MB/s write speed in UHS-I card readers.

Note: Many multi-card readers do not support UHS-II in the microSD slot even when UHS-II is supported in the full-size slot. When this card was tested in such multi-card readers a microSD to SD UHS-II adapter was used (the adapter is included with Lexar Professional 1800x UHS-II microSD cards). Otherwise in those readers the card would operate only in UHS-I mode at lower speed. The same adapter was used to test in readers with only a full-size SD slot. The Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader included with Lexar UHS-II microSD cards is a dedicated UHS-II microSD card reader.

Card: Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 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

Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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QD1
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4KB
IOPS
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4KB
IOPS
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4KB
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QD32
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II152.03452.870137.21612.2967.2961781.31.280312.58.4212055.91.094267.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader151.96852.301138.17512.2686.9851705.21.145279.58.6152103.31.037253.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader151.94652.996134.59013.2756.9861705.51.137277.57.9571942.71.039253.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader151.92452.529137.53513.8296.9711701.81.027250.78.5022075.71.183288.7
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader151.74852.836135.56912.0686.8571674.11.191290.98.0231958.81.102268.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer151.74852.865140.80710.4517.3241788.21.338326.68.4542064.01.046255.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9151.74852.796138.58612.8197.3441793.01.277311.88.2102004.51.020249.1
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader151.63852.743137.39812.8827.2591772.21.100268.58.5252081.30.981239.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader151.35352.471138.42612.5287.4461817.91.284313.68.3192031.01.034252.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II150.87452.671139.4381.53111.2522747.11.840449.18.2622017.11.201293.3
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader150.65751.805128.53212.5796.2241519.60.971237.18.0701970.21.010246.5
Delkin Travel Reader92.87752.20488.21711.7896.1661505.41.090266.06.6651627.30.859209.7
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader92.60651.70588.00010.7565.2501281.71.114271.95.9641455.90.942230.0
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader92.50852.01389.50410.4695.7141395.01.211295.66.2671530.10.900219.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black92.45952.35688.58311.0494.6491135.10.971237.04.9611211.20.854208.5
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.090.33252.63978.20011.0213.893950.31.291315.13.996975.60.918224.1

The table below will show in-camera speed tests as new cameras are tested with this card.

Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D47.7
Olympus E-M1 II46.8
Canon 5D Mark IV46.6
Nikon D560043.1

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 80D, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)1099563109
Product Name (PNM)
Product Revision1.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000028
OEM ID (OID)BE
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2015
Total capacity32,026,656,768 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$0.59$18.95$18.95$18.95
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD64$0.58$36.95$36.95$36.95
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD128$0.62$83.20$83.20$79.95
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD256$1.02$259.99$259.99$269.99