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Review: Sony 32GB SDHC UHS-I High Speed Memory Card 94MB/s

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Introduction

The Sony 32GB High Speed memory card claims a 94MB/s transfer speed. The speed quoted is read speed, the write speed according to Sony is 60 MB/s. Sony recommends this card for continuous shooting and video performance. It is available in capacities ranging from 8 to 64GB.

Unlike other brands offering multi-year and lifetime warranties, Sony only covers their SD cards with a 1-year warranty. Made in Taiwan.

Sony 32GB SDHC Memory Card Package Front Sony 32GB SDHC Memory Card Package Back

Performance

We measured the read in write speed in various USB 3.0 card readers. It performed above specification on write speed, reaching 67 MB/s. The read speed reached 95.7 MB/s.

Card: Sony 94MB/s 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

Sony 94MB/s 32GB
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.67066.93389.75519.2636.5461598.20.901220.07.2201762.60.866211.3
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.64366.72989.03616.5866.2641529.30.839204.87.1371742.30.871212.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.70866.08989.43111.9356.5651602.90.934228.07.2321765.70.869212.2
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.69966.98589.91717.7816.5221592.30.826201.77.2681774.50.867211.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.36066.90380.36416.8346.0961488.40.852208.06.6301618.80.853208.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader95.30867.08389.78417.3436.1311496.80.863210.66.7511648.20.868212.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.27366.74688.58316.4955.9961464.00.832203.26.5801606.40.857209.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.02365.75488.80310.1176.5431597.30.831202.87.1791752.70.823201.0
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.99766.29088.45117.1904.8901193.80.800195.45.1511257.60.804196.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader94.99765.27188.43617.1846.4061563.90.791193.17.0381718.20.841205.3
Delkin Travel Reader94.88565.48786.53016.3236.3391547.50.820200.37.0901730.90.864210.9
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader94.84266.97688.75913.7596.3151541.80.839204.87.0641724.70.875213.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF994.77465.20688.61216.9896.2561527.30.910222.27.1721751.10.867211.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader93.99265.65988.50914.7255.8661432.10.914223.06.6501623.40.840205.0
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.092.82766.31179.26817.5004.001976.70.845206.34.1721018.60.775189.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.66364.44184.8569.8835.9621455.50.676164.96.7371644.90.678165.5
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.11564.19261.88315.9386.4931585.20.946231.07.1641749.00.875213.6

In most cameras the Sony 94 MB/s card performed similarly to the SanDisk Extreme Plus. The Sony 94MB/s card did not perform well in the Canon 7D Mark II, reaching only 20.5 MB/s write speed. It also performed poorly in the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and T6s.

Sony 94MB/s 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
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Canon 80D58.9
Nikon D50058.2
Canon 5D Mark IV57.9
Fuji X-Pro255.4
Canon 5Ds53.3
Nikon D710050.7
Nikon D550049.9
Nikon D330049.6
Nikon D720049.2
Nikon D81049.0
Nikon D75047.7
Samsung NX146.8
Fuji X-T1044.1
Nikon D530039.3
Olympus PEN-F38.6
Olympus E-M5 II37.1
Pentax K-3 II34.4
Sony A7R II34.1
Canon 70D33.1
Sony A600033.0
Nikon D60032.9
Canon 6D32.8
Sony A630032.0
Olympus E-M1030.6
Olympus E-M129.5
Nikon D80028.6
Olympus E-M527.2
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s20.8
Canon 7D Mark II20.5

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D750, Nikon D810, Nikon D800, Nikon D600, Nikon D7200, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5500, Nikon D5300, Nikon D3300, Olympus E-M1, Olympus E-M5, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Olympus E-M10, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Sony 94MB/s 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)293602055
Product Name (PNM)NCard
Product Revision0.2
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000082
OEM ID (OID)JT
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2013
Total capacity32,194,428,928 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Sony 94MB/s card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Sony 94MB/s SD8$3.18$25.41Check price
Sony 94MB/s SD16$1.09$17.37Check price
Sony 94MB/s SD32$0.82$26.29Check price
Sony 94MB/s U3 32$0.78$25.32$24.95$24.95
Sony 94MB/s SD64$0.78$49.92Check price
Sony 94MB/s U3 64$0.53$49.99$33.99$33.99
Sony 94MB/s SD128$0.55$69.99Check price
Sony 94MB/s U3 128$0.52$69.00$69.00$66.95
Sony 94MB/s U3 256$0.43$109.99$139.95$129.95