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Samsung PRO Select 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Samsung PRO Select 64GB microSDXC memory card

Introduction

The Samsung PRO Select microSD cards were introduced in 2016. The card is similar to the PRO Plus that has the same 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speed ratings. Both cards are marketed for action cameras, DSLR, smartphones and tablet PC, however the Select adds the additional claim that it is Full HD optimized. Operating temperature is slightly higher on the Select at -13°F to 185°F versus the -32°F to 158°F of the PRO plus. Samsung PRO Select series microSD cards are offered in 32, 64 and 128 GB sizes, and the 64GB microSDXC card (MB-MF64DA/AM) was tested for review.

The 64GB PRO Select microSD card supports UHS-I and is rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3). The UHS-I interface operates at up to 104MB/s bus speed, while the U3 rating signifies the cards will sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording HD, 4K and 3D video. Samsung PRO Select memory cards have a 10-year limited warranty. The card tested is made in Korea.

Samsung PRO Select 64GB microSDXC memory card back

Performance

The 64GB Samsung PRO Select microSDXC card was tested in several USB 3.0 card readers. The maximum sequential read speed reached 97.8 MB/s, practically the same as the 97.8MB/s speed of the PRO Plus 64GB microSDXC card. Write speed measured up to 88.5 MB/s, very similar to the 88.2 MB/s of the PRO Plus.

Card: Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 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

Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Seq.
Read
1000MB
MB/s
Seq.
Write
1000MB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Write
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD32
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD32
Rand.
Write
4KB
MB/s
QD32
Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader97.85186.90386.11813.6767.8161908.22.928714.89.7262374.61.753427.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II97.82486.89686.30312.2847.8191908.92.924713.89.5812339.11.960478.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.71787.50585.89311.1967.7411889.92.911710.69.5802338.81.679410.0
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader95.69086.78185.97713.8077.7481891.62.923713.69.6762362.32.000488.4
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.65687.01286.16111.8897.8301911.72.927714.69.6432354.22.076506.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF995.61287.01986.18912.9127.8531917.12.931715.59.5582333.41.673408.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.59486.90386.13211.8317.8211909.52.902708.59.7432378.71.920468.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.54286.88285.85011.5167.8081906.32.717663.29.7262374.61.825445.7
Delkin Travel Reader95.43887.64483.91311.1827.8561918.12.931715.59.7622383.21.870456.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black94.80888.27984.61813.2177.4931829.32.640644.59.1252227.71.680410.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.66288.45884.49312.0907.4131809.72.657648.69.1732239.41.822444.9
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader93.95087.72583.19311.8087.0251715.02.961722.98.4062052.31.827446.0
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black93.47386.45982.85011.8206.1891510.92.352574.16.8341668.51.713418.3
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader93.19884.12281.19113.7887.5031831.82.726665.69.3252276.62.049500.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.092.66385.91475.69715.4134.7461158.72.045499.35.0211225.81.816443.4
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.24784.02781.20512.0137.3991806.42.673652.69.2382255.42.005489.4
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader92.23984.74781.29812.6307.8031905.12.604635.89.2002246.21.695413.9

The PRO Select 64GB microSDXC will be included in upcoming camera tests. The write speed results will be added to the table below when available.

Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV75.2
Nikon D560059.2
Olympus E-M1 II40.8

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

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2630376856
Product Name (PNM)0
Product Revision1.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x00001b
OEM ID (OID)SM
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2016
Total capacity64,021,856,256 bytes

The Samsung PRO Select is encoded with information in the card register identifying Samsung as the OEM ID (OID) "SM" and manufacturer ID (MID) 0x00001b. Actual card capacity is 64,021,856,256 bytes, the same as the PRO Plus card. The card tested was produced July, 2016.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Samsung PRO 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 PRO Select microSD32$0.78$24.99
Samsung PRO Select microSD64$0.78$49.99
Samsung PRO Select microSD128$0.66$84.98