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Panasonic Gold Series 95/90 UHS-I U3 64GB Review

Panasonic Gold Series 95/90 UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

Panasonic's Gold Series 95/90 MB/s 64GB SDXC card offers UHS-I support and is rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) for 4K video recording. The U3 rating assures the card can sustain at least 30 MB/s (280 Mbps) continuous write speed. The card uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory for its superior durability, higher access speed compared and lower error rate compared with TLC memory. The card is rated at 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speed, ideal for continuous burst shooting as well as video. Gold Series SDUD cards are offered in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 64GB SDXC card (SDUD64GAK) is tested in this review.

Panasonic Gold Series UHS-I 64GB SDXC Memory Card Back

The card is marked Made in Taiwan on the back.

Performance

The Pansonic Gold Series 64GB SDXC card was benchmarked using USB 3.0 card readers. The maximum speed measured 98.5 MB/s sequential read and 88.3 MB/s sequential write. The read speed surpassed the 95MB/s rating, but write speed was just short of the 90MB/s advertised for the card.

Card: Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB
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

Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.52385.52884.0260.80011.4732801.00.668163.114.1443453.20.415101.4
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II98.51386.23283.9560.84511.3822778.70.827201.913.9903415.50.10024.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.01677.17582.5790.8817.5981854.90.850207.48.2272008.50.803196.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.49788.27984.3130.83611.3272765.50.429104.614.1983466.30.517126.2
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II96.69688.22784.4101.05611.4362792.11.133276.713.9793412.80.936228.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer96.69687.28083.9140.84011.3112761.40.496121.214.0873439.10.460112.2
Delkin Travel Reader96.57287.34583.9840.88511.5982831.61.084264.714.0743436.10.736179.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.57287.37484.3820.88111.4252789.30.751183.314.2273473.40.741180.8
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.54587.06983.9000.95011.3482770.60.424103.513.8393378.70.40799.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.48387.93884.3680.89311.3782777.81.061259.014.0503430.11.237301.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader95.78787.60084.2710.95310.3152518.21.063259.412.2182983.00.745181.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.55188.34675.9091.0749.9632432.30.545133.012.0062931.20.628153.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.38688.26484.7860.83810.3542527.91.011246.812.2352987.20.740180.8
Lexar Professional Workflow SR194.79986.40282.9320.8469.7942391.21.233301.011.3652774.70.961234.7
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.55186.73883.0420.8827.4991830.80.523127.77.8201909.10.466113.7
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.59885.40376.1341.0085.5501355.00.613149.65.7761410.20.493120.4
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.68884.08181.0310.8949.9842437.51.032251.912.4433037.81.053257.0
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.38780.08160.0460.9589.6232349.40.970236.813.7763363.40.910222.1

In camera tests the Panasonic Gold Series 64GB card averaged 56.0 MB/s write speed during continuous shooting in the Fuji X-T10. Additional camera results can be seen in the table below.

Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D79.6
Nikon D50077.5
Canon 5D Mark IV77.5
Fuji X-Pro274.6
Nikon D560073.0
Fuji X-T1056.0
Olympus E-M1 II40.6
Olympus PEN-F40.1
Sony A7R II35.2
Sony A630033.6

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 80D, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus PEN-F, Sony A7R II, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2092394226
Product Name (PNM)YB064
Product Revision1.3
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000001
OEM ID (OID)PA
Manufacture Date (MDT)04/2015
Total capacity64,189,628,416 bytes

Available sizes and prices

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