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Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II Review 32GB SDHC Memory Card 260MB/s read 240MB/s write

Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB SDHC Memory Card Front

Introduction

The Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SDHC cards are claimed as the World's Fastest SD Cards at their launch date in July 2013 with a claimed read speed of 260 MB/s and write speed of 240 MB/s. SanDisk introduced Extreme Pro UHS-II with higher cliamed 280 MB/s read and 250 MB/s write speeds in February, 2014. However our testing has shown the Exceria Pro UHS-II card to be faster. The Exceria Pro UHS-II is available in 16 and 32 GB capacities.

Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB SDHC Memory Card Back

By utilizing the new UHS-II 4-channel serial bus with contacts for 17 pin configuration the card operates at UHS-II bus modes HD312 (3.12 Gbps) and FD156 (1.56 Gbps). In UHS-II devices, Toshiba claims the card can provide up to 260 MB/s read and 240 MB/s write. The card is backward compatible with UHS-I and conventional SD devices. At UHS-I can operate up to 104 MB/s bus speed (SDR104). Toshiba claims it provides 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speed in UHS-I mode. Conventional SD operation is quoted as 25 MB/s bus speed for 23 MB/s read and write.

Performance

The Exceria Pro UHS-II performs best in UHS-II compatible devices. We tested it in two UHS-II card readers, and its performance was outstanding. In the Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II reader, the card performed at 248.3 MB/s sequentail read and 216.5 MB/s sequential write. In the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II reader, the card performed at 248.6 MB/s sequentail read and 215.9 MB/s write.

When used in UHS-I card readers the card reverts to UHS-I speed. It tested at highest speed in the Lexar Dual Slot reader at 96.2 MB/s read and 92.0 MB/s write.

Card: Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 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

Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II261.295229.900226.85111.74013.1733215.92.025494.515.5973807.82.074506.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer261.002233.27644.16511.24312.7923123.11.863454.815.7453843.91.952476.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader260.581230.304215.95011.64212.7773119.51.844450.115.6643824.11.956477.5
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader260.548235.635229.31112.05413.7083346.61.971481.116.5784047.42.068504.9
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer259.967228.100222.73111.88312.9423159.61.859453.815.8323865.21.965479.9
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader256.250222.203206.24913.20013.6443331.11.901464.218.0224399.82.001488.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader255.439222.462207.27712.26013.6123323.41.846450.618.0204399.51.995487.0
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader255.252221.312204.33611.31813.3883268.61.871456.917.9034370.91.972481.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9254.385221.569204.99011.74013.8913391.31.889461.117.9854390.82.006489.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer248.625215.890203.96211.98814.6143568.01.912466.918.4674508.62.029495.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II248.272216.536204.26812.06414.5493552.01.967480.218.4864513.12.027494.8
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader244.994211.087209.08812.91911.5172811.71.861454.315.8673873.91.963479.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader96.23592.04592.81010.54812.1062955.61.629397.715.5143787.51.667406.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.19191.98092.74911.23711.9312912.91.516370.115.4963783.11.613393.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.70890.76291.16610.23011.1932732.51.628397.414.0753436.21.671407.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.51690.56691.0439.8277.9641944.41.250305.28.9112175.51.466357.9
Delkin Travel Reader95.16990.30188.9668.67312.8913147.21.621395.818.1964442.41.665406.4
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.02391.34791.45110.99011.1442720.81.288314.414.9903659.61.558380.3
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.65689.36281.51411.8725.8831436.21.297316.66.3611552.91.345328.4
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.88083.04263.94813.83613.8193373.71.638399.918.8364598.71.677409.4

In cameras that do not support UHS-II, the Exceria Pro UHS-II card operates at UHS-I speed. In the Canon 7D Mark II it measured 71.0 MB/s write speed, and the Nikon D7100 measured 68.2MB/s average write speed, which puts it among the top UHS-I cards tested in this camera. In the Nikon D800 which is somewhat limited in its write speed to SD cards, the Exceria Pro averaged 32.3MB/s write speed; we measured SD write speeds in the D800 between 28 and 38 MB/s.

Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Olympus E-M1 II152.6
Nikon D500142.6
Sony A9134.0
Fuji X-Pro2100.3
Olympus PEN-F90.4
Olympus E-M5 II81.6
Canon Rebel T7i78.9
Canon 77D78.6
Canon 80D78.5
Nikon D750076.3
Canon 5D Mark IV75.7
Panasonic GH575.1
Nikon D560073.6
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s71.3
Canon 7D Mark II71.0
Nikon D720070.3
Canon 5Ds69.2
Nikon D550068.7
Nikon D710068.1
Nikon D75065.7
Samsung NX159.3
Fuji X-T1053.5
Sony A7R II35.9
Pentax K-3 II35.2
Sony A600034.8
Sony A630034.8
Canon 70D34.5
Canon 6D33.8
Nikon D80032.3

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon 77D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Canon Rebel T7i, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D750, Nikon D800, Nikon D7500, Nikon D7200, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5600, Nikon D5500, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Panasonic GH5, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A9, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

Toshiba memory cards have a 5 year warranty.

Made in Japan.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)4001318766
Product Name (PNM)XA0D0
Product Revision0.9
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000002
OEM ID (OID)TM
Manufacture Date (MDT)03/2014
Total capacity31,138,512,896 bytes

Compared to SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II SD card

The SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II has a claimed 280 MB/s read and 250 MB/s write speed, however in our testing it was not quite as fast as the Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II card. Additionally, when used in devices that do not support UHS-II, the Exceria Pro is faster at UHS-I speed: 96.2 MB/s read and 92.0 MB/s write speed. The SanDisk only reaches 48.2 MB/s read and 46.0 MB/s write speed in UHS-I mode.

Recommendation

For those seeking speed at any cost, the Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II gets our highest recommendation. It will provide excellent performance in both UHS-II and UHS-I devices. It is expensive and difficult to find outside of Europe or Japan. In the US the easiest way to obtain the card is though an importer and find it on eBay.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

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AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD16$3.42$54.73
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD32$4.69$149.99
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD64$1.70$109.03
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II SD128$3.12$399.99