The Transcend Ultimate 600X 64GB SDXC Card deliver UHS-I performance and up to 90MB/s read speed. No specific figure is quoted for write speed, but the card offers Class 10 and UHS U1 performance to guarantee at least 10MB/s write speed. The Ultiate 600x is avaialble in 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The card reviewed here is the 64GB SDXC version (TS64GSDXC10U1). A 32GB Ultimate 600x card was tested previously.
The Ultimate 600X SD cards feature Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. MLC store bits per cell and has better performance than the less-expensive Triple Level Cell (TLC) variety. MLC uses more silicon per bit of storage but yields better performance durability.
Transcend prominently advertises the 600x Ultimate card at 90MB/s transfer speed. This is the read speed and does not carry over to write performance. To determine how a card will affect camera performance, write speed is the most important metric to consider. The 64GB card was benchmarked for read and write speed in several USB 3.0 card readers. In these test, the highest read speed of 96.8 MB/s surpassed its rating, while is the write speed measured up to 67.7 MB/s write speed. This is very respectable performance for a card that does not actually quote a write speed. Transcend does quote write speeds for its more expensive U3 cards, in fact this 64GB 600x Ultimate card surpasses the advertised write speed of the Transcend 95/60 U3 64GB card. It is much faster than the 32GB Transcend 600x card that peaked at 39.5MB/s write speed.
Card: Transcend 600x 64GB 64 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 600x 64GB 64 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||96.759||67.203||88.848||25.297||5.864||1431.6||0.635||155.0|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||96.741||67.350||89.070||25.355||5.859||1430.5||0.629||153.5|
|Delkin Travel Reader||95.230||66.023||87.105||39.402||5.887||1437.4||0.936||228.5|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||95.230||65.948||89.099||36.004||6.009||1466.9||0.612||149.5|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||95.118||66.098||88.951||32.603||5.884||1436.4||0.929||226.9|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||95.066||65.932||89.099||27.290||5.872||1433.5||0.621||151.7|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||95.031||67.480||88.936||25.316||5.811||1418.7||0.636||155.3|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||94.997||67.389||88.759||36.069||5.795||1414.8||0.626||152.8|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||94.825||67.485||88.641||26.080||5.799||1415.7||0.629||153.5|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||94.799||67.737||88.848||26.874||5.396||1317.3||0.643||156.9|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR1||94.680||67.139||87.985||25.716||5.133||1253.1||0.627||153.1|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||94.509||64.373||88.451||16.313||5.165||1261.1||0.871||212.8|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||94.381||67.156||88.656||37.780||5.415||1322.1||0.868||212.0|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||94.262||67.212||87.668||25.127||4.491||1096.4||0.592||144.6|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||92.264||66.891||78.382||26.934||3.855||941.2||0.621||151.6|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||91.980||65.741||85.137||25.406||5.300||1293.9||0.599||146.2|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||88.900||63.439||61.550||31.386||5.809||1418.3||0.627||153.0|
When tested in cameras the 64GB Transcend 600X card showed good performance. In the Canon 5Ds it averaged 54.0 MB/s write speed during continuous RAW shooing. This is just below the 54.7 MB/s measured using the higher-level Transcend 95/60 U3 card.
|Transcend 600x 64GB|
Tested in Camera
|Canon 5D Mark IV||58.6|
|Olympus E-M1 II||40.5|
|Sony A7R II||34.5|
|Pentax K-3 II||33.7|
Transcend memory cards are covered by a lifetime warranty. The card is marked Made in Taiwan.
The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.
|Transcend 600x 64GB SD — Internal Card Information|
|Serial number (PSN)||564208748|
|Product Name (PNM)||SDU1|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000074|
|OEM ID (OID)||J`|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||03/2015|
|Total capacity||64,826,114,048 bytes|
Compare prices on the Transcend 600x SD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.
$ / GB
|Transcend 600x SD||8||$1.00||$9.73||$7.99||$7.99|
|Transcend 600x SD||16||$0.62||$13.51||$11.99||$9.99|
|Transcend 600x SD||32||$0.47||$17.97||$14.95||$14.99|
|Transcend 600x SD||64||$0.45||$29.99||$29.99||$28.99|
|Transcend 600x SD||128||$0.45||$69.99||$56.99||$56.99|