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Review: Toshiba EXCERIA Type 2 32GB SDHC Memory Card 95MB/s 60MB/s

Toshiba EXCERIA Type 2 32GB SDHC Memory Card Front Toshiba EXCERIA Type 2 32GB SDHC Memory Card Back

Introduction

Although the Toshiba EXCERIA line is not officially distributed in the US, it is a well-established brand wordwide. It is also one of the few brands that actually manufactuers the NAND memory chips used inside SD cards. Toshiba and SanDisk jointly own a flash memory factory in Yokkaichi, Japan.

This Type 2 sits in the middle of the EXCERIA line. It shares the same read speed of 95MB/s with the top-tier EXCERIA Type 1. The Type 2 claims 60MB/s write speed, while the Type 1 claims 90MB/s write speed. The Type 2 is offered in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities.

Performance

In USB 3.0 card readers, the Exceria Type 2 reached 97.1 MB/s sequential read speed, the same as the Type 1. Sequential write speed was a consistent 65 MB/s across many card readers.

Card: Toshiba Exceria Type 2 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 Type 2 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.08965.47190.9071.4389.4952318.10.586143.117.0464161.50.29572.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II98.06265.65189.5041.6488.6432110.10.496121.016.8324109.40.30374.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.09065.06890.8311.5209.0632212.60.491119.816.9124129.00.34283.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.05465.89890.5751.4549.0062198.70.598146.017.6374306.00.31075.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.69665.59390.5301.5568.1631993.00.471115.114.6743582.50.27366.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader96.60765.79190.5301.5748.3312034.00.538131.314.7163592.70.34183.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.60765.56189.2991.5418.3162030.30.617150.514.9213642.90.31677.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.37665.28789.5191.4408.6132102.80.527128.616.7324084.80.32880.1
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.30665.72189.8431.4288.8092150.70.561137.017.1144178.20.33281.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader96.24465.27990.1851.4688.6472111.20.624152.517.1454185.90.29572.0
Delkin Travel Reader95.97165.31187.4101.4268.6472111.20.513125.316.7254083.20.34985.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.84865.93689.6071.4217.7201884.90.505123.414.0333425.90.34985.2
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.69965.79988.7591.5277.9741946.70.557135.913.0233179.50.34383.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.51664.87188.4221.5916.2341522.00.683166.78.5402085.00.32078.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.13665.68080.0041.5714.8901193.80.543132.66.2711530.90.32278.5
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS391.15765.98663.0301.5679.2692262.90.435106.317.4484259.70.34584.2

In cameras the Type 2 performed well, reaching a high mark of 54.6 MB/s write speed in the Canon 7D Mark II. The D7100 reached 53.2 MB/s write speed.

Toshiba Exceria Type 2 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s57.1
Canon 7D Mark II54.6
Nikon D720053.8
Nikon D710053.8
Canon 5Ds52.9
Nikon D550052.3
Nikon D330050.8
Nikon D81050.2
Nikon D75049.8
Samsung NX147.9
Fuji X-T1043.8
Nikon D530041.6
Olympus E-M5 II37.6
Nikon D60037.2
Sony A7R II35.7
Sony A600034.6
Nikon D80034.5
Olympus E-M131.4
Olympus E-M1031.2
Pentax K-3 II28.8
Olympus E-M527.2
Canon 6D19.8
Canon 70D19.3

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-T10, 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 E-M10, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000

Toshiba EXCERIA Type 2 32GB SDHC Memory Card Package Front
Toshiba EXCERIA Type 2 32GB SDHC Memory Card Package Back

Toshiba memory cards offer a 5 year warranty.

Made in Japan.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Toshiba Exceria Type 2 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3949792878
Product Name (PNM)SD32G
Product Revision8.6
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000002
OEM ID (OID)TM
Manufacture Date (MDT)01/2014
Total capacity31,893,487,616 bytes

Recommendation

Where the EXCERIA Type 2 is readially available, it would be a good choice. Its unofficial distribution in the US causes its price to rise. Toshiba USA recently announced an Exceria UHS-I SD card in the US, and it claims the same 95MB/s read and 60MB/s write performance as the Type 2.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Toshiba Exceria Type 2 card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 SD16$2.17$34.80
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 SD32$5.43$173.88
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 SD64$3.39$216.70