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Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB Rev E SDHC Memory Card Review

Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB Rev E U3 SDHC Memory Card Front

Introduction

The Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SD card continues to be one of the fastest SD cards available. The design of the card label has been updated since it was last reviewed, and this 2017 Rev E is the latest version available. Lexar 2000x cards harness the UHS-II interface to provide up to 300MB/s read speed and 260MB/s write speed. These 2000x cards are offered in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 32GB version model LSD32GCRBNA2000R Rev E with UPC 650590182039 is tested in this review. The card is made in Korea. The revision number is printed on the back of the card package above the bar code.

Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB Rev E SDHC U3 Memory Card Back

The high transfer rate provided by the 2000x card is enabled using the UHS-II bus via a second row of contacts on the back of the card. The card also has traditinal SD contacts and is backwards compatible with UHS-I and Standard SD devices. In devices that lack the UHS-II interface, the card will operate up to UHS-I speed and the card is capable of SDR104 (104MB/s maximum) mode.

The high speed of the Lexar 2000x card can be experienced when connected to a computer thanks to a portable USB 3.0 UHS-II SD card reader that is included with the card. A review of the LRMW04U-7000 reader covers that reader in detal.

Lexar LRWM04U-7000

Performance

The Revision E Lexar 2000x card was tested in multiple memory card readers. The highest read speed benchmark reached up to 301.5 MB/s. The sequential write speed topped out at 263.4 MB/s in the fastest card reader. Its performance varied in different UHS-II card readers. The read and write speeds surpassed those quoted by Lexar. In UHS-I readers it was limited to UHS-I speed and reached 94.9 MB/s read and 91.7 MB/s write.

Card: Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 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 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader301.488263.362244.2612.54213.6763338.92.235545.510.4422549.21.543376.8
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader299.850261.653252.9842.14716.4444014.62.574628.513.2983246.61.820444.3
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II298.230262.768254.3902.37316.3954002.72.564625.912.6513088.71.634399.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader283.246261.523235.1462.54615.8413867.32.305562.711.9192910.01.692413.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer282.445261.849236.0082.29115.7313840.62.369578.511.5562821.41.674408.6
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer274.532261.100229.0832.36914.7563602.62.337570.510.7872633.61.785435.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader274.066254.077222.9532.75117.9194374.82.384582.013.3253253.21.523371.8
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II253.096234.136213.6382.36218.5284523.52.377580.312.5633067.21.688412.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9252.334234.057212.2912.44817.8864366.82.383581.712.8493137.11.694413.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader251.487235.291215.4492.54218.9184618.72.360576.112.9053150.61.688412.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader250.825234.162213.3532.54818.1984443.02.378580.613.0063175.31.675408.9
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader246.666228.722218.1262.45515.4463771.02.332569.411.7522869.11.794438.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer246.087230.12853.7821.42214.2113469.62.010490.77.7861900.91.258307.2
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II244.823229.699206.1172.74517.6484308.52.379580.912.4003027.31.547377.6
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader220.312234.765202.5562.64217.9514382.52.416589.912.9693166.11.822444.9
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.92090.84991.0311.23613.6603335.01.836448.37.5001831.01.362332.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black94.63791.71592.2711.44114.3603506.01.884460.17.6481867.11.178287.7
Delkin Travel Reader93.97591.07088.3191.23716.7014077.42.040498.18.7782143.21.254306.2
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black93.87490.29389.5481.3318.4442061.41.690412.65.4811338.21.066260.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.091.85988.42079.9111.4276.0281471.71.555379.74.4551087.60.976238.4

The Lexar 2000x continues to be one of the fastest cards available for any digital camera. The table below shows average write speed during continuous shooting for various camera models. The card will be tested in additional cameras and results will appear in the table below when available.

Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Sony A9149.1
Panasonic GH586.2
Canon Rebel T7i79.8
Nikon D750079.0
Canon 77D78.8

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

Compared with the previous 32GB 2000x card teseted, the Rev E measured slightly faster in read speed. Write speeds were comparable but sometimes slightly lower depending on the card reader. In-camera results also showed the revised card to perform slightly below the previous generation card. However, the old card was notably slow in cameras like the Panasonic GH5, while the Rev E delivered better write speed.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3055616638
Product Name (PNM)87BHP
Product Revision0.5
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000028
OEM ID (OID)BE
Manufacture Date (MDT)11/2016
Total capacity31,389,122,560 bytes

Recommendation

The Lexar 2000x is one of the fastest SD cards available. Its UHS-I mode performance is also very good compared with other UHS-I cards. For those looking for fastest performance, the Lexar 2000x can deliver.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Lexar Professional 2000x card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Lexar Professional 2000x SD UHS-II32$1.56$145.99$54.95$49.99
Lexar Professional 2000x SD UHS-II64$1.26$179.99$94.82$80.65
Lexar Professional 2000x SD UHS-II128$1.47$341.95Check price$188.30