Transcend produces a variety of SD cards. The 95/60 U3 is the least expensive U3-rated card offered. It offers a 95MB/s read speed and 60MB/s write speed, while the U3 designation guarantees continuous recording of at least 30MB/s for uninterrupted 4K and full HD video recording. The card offers UHS-I performance, which is the high-speed interface supported by most digital cameras and computers. The Transcend U3 95/60 card is available in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 128GB size SDXC card (TS128GSDU3) is tested in this review.
Transcend 95/60 cards use MLC flash memory, a highly durable memory structure that has increased lifespan over TLC flash memory used in less expensive cards. Transcend memory cards are covered by a limited lifetime warranty policy. The 95/60 card reviewed was made in Taiwan.
After benchmarking the Transcend 95/60 card in numerous USB 3.0 card readers, it reached up to 96.8 MB/s sequential read speed, just above the 95MB/s quoted by Transcend. The sequential write speed reached 68.6 MB/s, above specification and slightly better than the 67.8 MB/s sequential write measured in the 64 GB capacity version of the same card tested previously.
Card: Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB 128 GB
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
|Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB 128 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||96.768||67.825||88.981||27.615||5.712||1394.5||0.708||172.8|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||96.759||68.588||88.627||26.694||5.849||1427.9||0.707||172.7|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||95.490||67.957||89.343||24.692||5.932||1448.3||0.720||175.9|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||95.334||68.276||88.700||26.806||5.673||1385.1||0.710||173.4|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||95.074||68.454||88.583||26.980||5.663||1382.5||0.711||173.6|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||95.040||66.712||88.583||33.934||5.769||1408.4||0.702||171.4|
|Delkin Travel Reader||94.971||64.504||86.631||8.266||5.695||1390.4||0.938||229.0|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||94.963||68.205||88.583||26.806||5.747||1403.0||0.710||173.3|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||94.954||67.742||88.656||29.015||5.734||1399.8||0.708||173.0|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||94.757||68.440||88.568||32.348||5.311||1296.5||0.705||172.2|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||94.731||68.516||88.422||26.805||5.310||1296.3||0.675||164.8|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||94.697||68.142||87.309||27.222||4.411||1076.8||0.806||196.8|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||94.594||67.333||88.290||24.754||5.441||1328.5||0.691||168.8|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR1||94.517||68.187||87.510||24.641||5.422||1323.8||0.702||171.3|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||92.231||66.980||84.996||24.113||5.173||1263.0||0.685||167.3|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||92.158||67.454||78.460||27.086||3.768||920.0||0.634||154.8|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||88.930||64.192||61.681||36.355||5.720||1396.6||0.717||174.9|
The Transcend 95/60 card measured 58.9 MB/s average write speed during continuous shooting in the Nikon D500. Additional write speed results in camera can be compared in the table below. More results are added as additional cameras are tested.
|Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB|
Tested in Camera
|Sony A7R II||33.4|
The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.
|Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB SD — Internal Card Information|
|Serial number (PSN)||530795019|
|Product Name (PNM)||SDU1|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000074|
|OEM ID (OID)||J`|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||07/2015|
|Total capacity||129,787,494,400 bytes|
Compare prices on the Transcend 95/60 U3 card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.
$ / GB
|Transcend 95/60 U3 64GB||64||$0.43||$29.95||$27.84||$29.99|
|Transcend 95/60 U3 128GB||128||$0.45||$56.99||$64.99||$56.99|
|Transcend 95/60 U3 256GB||256||$0.47||$119.99||$134.99|