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Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Transcend U3 95/60 MB/s 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

Transcend offers SD cards in several levels of performance. The 95/60 MB/s UHS-I U3 SD card represents a combination of high speed and high capacity. The card supports 95 MB/s read and 60 MB/s write, and it carries the UHS Speed Class 3 designation by offering at least 30MB/s continuous write performance, an important consideration for 4K HD video cameras. It is currently the second-fastest UHS-I SD card offered by Transcend, the fastest being the 95/85 MB/s U3 card as of December 2014. The 95/60 card is available in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 64GB version is reviewed here.

Transcend U3 95/60 MB/s 64GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Transcend 95/60 card was subjected to benchmark testing in several USB 3.0 card readers. It provided sequential read speeds up to 96.7MB/s card readers. The write speed was comfortably above the 60MB/s specification in all card readers with a best 67.8 MB/s sequential write speed in the fastest card reader test.

Card: Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 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

Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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512KB
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4KB
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QD1
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4KB
IOPS
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QD1
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4KB
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QD1
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QD32
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QD32
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.87067.57286.61629.2434.5231104.40.635155.15.5631358.20.696170.0
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.76866.59789.62228.5805.9681457.00.650158.67.8191908.90.959234.2
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.75065.83688.81835.7015.7351400.00.641156.57.7041880.80.894218.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.83966.19489.51935.4195.9611455.30.645157.57.8431914.70.760185.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.76966.37489.43135.3685.9561454.10.657160.47.8051905.60.897219.0
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader95.47367.18689.23325.8445.5691359.50.706172.37.3421792.50.962235.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.37766.61089.22634.8475.5591357.10.754184.17.2991782.00.867211.6
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.33466.74288.13043.8665.3671310.20.635155.06.9091686.80.717175.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader95.16167.37288.99535.3165.9221445.70.666162.57.7071881.60.715174.5
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.14367.32488.77421.3495.6151370.90.683166.77.7031880.70.865211.2
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.11866.34587.91332.5644.5791118.00.614149.95.3801313.50.704172.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF995.07467.74288.83330.6225.6101369.50.703171.87.5571845.00.758185.0
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader94.91166.69988.74426.8065.5781361.80.708172.97.6051856.70.729178.0
Delkin Travel Reader94.73967.27286.43141.8635.7021392.00.643157.07.6891877.20.759185.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.38167.76488.18834.5614.9991220.40.647157.96.9571698.40.729178.1
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.092.91866.03178.93139.6673.762918.50.616150.34.3261056.20.766186.9
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.24766.27785.08122.2165.2741287.60.661161.57.2191762.40.684166.9
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.50464.44462.60235.7065.9591454.80.660161.17.7821899.90.919224.4

The Transcend 95/60 card has been tested in several digital cameras. Its performance in various cameras is shown in the table below and additional results are added as new camera models are tested.

Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D60.2
Canon 5D Mark IV59.2
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s58.2
Fuji X-Pro258.0
Nikon D50056.9
Canon 5Ds54.7
Nikon D560052.5
Nikon D720048.3
Nikon D550047.8
Fuji X-T1047.6
Nikon D710045.7
Samsung NX143.2
Olympus E-M1 II40.5
Olympus PEN-F40.1
Olympus E-M5 II36.4
Pentax K-3 II35.9
Sony A7R II34.7
Canon 70D33.7
Sony A600033.4
Canon 6D33.4
Sony A630032.9

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

It features MLC flash memory which provides higher performance and longer lifespan compared with less expensive TLC flash memory. Transcend backs their memory cards with a lifetime warranty. The 95/60 card is made in Taiwan.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3726644325
Product Name (PNM)SDU1
Product Revision2.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000074
OEM ID (OID)JE
Manufacture Date (MDT)10/2014
Total capacity64,289,243,136 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Transcend 95/60 U3 card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Transcend 95/60 U364$0.55$49.99$38.99$35.50
Transcend 95/60 U3128$0.57$92.16$76.12$72.99
Transcend 95/60 U3256$0.61$154.99$154.99