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Review: Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSDXC U1 Memory Card

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB Card

Introduction

The Samsung EVO Select series offers 80MB/s read and 20MB/s write speed in the microSD memory card format. The EVO Select offers UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) performance and can sustain at least 10MB/s continuous write speed for HD video recording. The EVO Select offers higher read speed compared with the standard EVO SD cards. EVO Select microSD cards are available in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities. The 128GB microSDXC card (MB-ME128DA/AM) is tested in this review.

Samsung EVO Select memory cards are covered by a 10-year warranty. The card tested is marked model number MB-ME128D and "Made in Korea."

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB Card back

Performance

Benchmark performance tests were run using USB 3.0 SD card readers. The highest sequential read benchmark was 88.2 MB/s while the sequential writes reached 23.3 MB/s maximum. This exceeds the 80MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds claimed by Samsung.

Card: Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 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

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Read
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1000MB
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512KB
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4KB
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QD1
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4KB
IOPS
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4KB
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4KB
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4KB
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4KB
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4KB
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QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader88.18217.53478.20011.8205.1201250.00.641156.65.3731311.70.552134.7
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II87.80617.57078.07111.5685.1301252.50.432105.65.3361302.80.450109.8
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader84.89822.16470.4676.4144.2531038.40.819199.94.6771142.00.10926.6
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader83.81922.54270.1224.8594.7641163.10.836204.05.1941268.10.23958.4
Delkin Travel Reader83.64522.46670.7455.9195.0051222.00.889217.05.4231324.00.11828.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black82.95022.40870.2945.6654.2921047.80.808197.24.4911096.50.11427.9
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader82.83922.67772.1265.8374.9691213.10.898219.35.3961317.30.12229.8
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader82.58522.22770.2364.6824.6151126.80.896218.85.0281227.60.11227.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.082.55222.62765.3104.5753.537863.50.632154.23.644889.60.496121.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer82.42223.05273.5114.6755.1021245.70.910222.25.4511330.80.26263.9
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader82.40922.46070.0085.2004.8521184.60.835203.95.2641285.20.11327.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader81.65223.25473.0964.7085.0351229.40.708173.05.3971317.60.36990.1
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader81.44922.43269.9174.5804.7851168.30.832203.25.2561283.20.21753.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer81.21622.11069.8124.8484.011979.20.780190.44.3981073.60.11127.0
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II81.03421.94472.5784.6444.8831192.10.893218.05.3901316.00.28870.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF980.93423.22574.58917.2214.9821216.30.582142.15.3641309.50.17943.8
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader80.00722.74372.7825.8785.0261227.10.894218.35.4081320.40.14635.6
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader79.61222.27369.8584.5764.7591161.90.885216.25.2941292.50.11427.8

In addition to the card reader benchmarks, the Samsung EVO Select will be tested in digital cameras. Results will be added to the table below when available.

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Olympus E-M1 II19.7
Canon 5D Mark IV19.3
Nikon D560019.3

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

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB package Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB package back

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)1967807810
Product Name (PNM)0
Product Revision1.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x00001b
OEM ID (OID)SM
Manufacture Date (MDT)05/2016
Total capacity128,579,534,848 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Samsung EVO Select microSD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Samsung EVO Select microSD32$1.72$54.99
Samsung EVO Select microSD64$0.93$59.30
Samsung EVO Select microSD128$0.80$102.94
Samsung EVO Select microSD256$0.70$179.99