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Lexar Professional 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 Card Review

Lexar Professional 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 Card

Introduction

Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 cards offer up to 440 MB/s read speed and 400 MB/s write speed. The card is available in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities. The 64GB version (LXQD128CRBNA2933) is tested in this review.

Lexar Professional 2933x 64GB XQD 2.0 Card Back

Performance

To test the read and write speeds the Lexar 2933x XQD card was tested in XQD card readers. Using ATTO disk benchmark, the 2933x XQD card measured 344.9 MB/s read and 257.6 MB/s write in the Lexar XR2 card reader. In the Sony QDA-SB1A XQD Reader (included with G series cards) it measured 347.2 MB/s read and 254.5 MB/s write speeds. These speeds are limited by the card reader.

Card: Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 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

Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 64GB 64 GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Sequential
Read
1000MB
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
1000MB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
512KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Read
4KB
(IOPS)
Random
Write
4KB
(MB/s)
Random
Write
4KB
(IOPS)
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader318.426121.998308.4052.19211.7162860.50.0184.4
Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader269.557235.635269.6692.19614.0253424.00.0204.8
Lexar XR2 XQD 2.0 Card Reader263.959149.818259.6612.44714.6103566.80.0174.2
Sony XQD USB Adapter259.999147.045258.0901.98114.4983539.60.0174.1
Sony MRW-E80 XQD 1.0 Card Reader192.399101.587193.6962.18610.4932561.70.0194.5

The Lexar 2933x 64GB card was tested in the Nikon D5. It averaged 292.9 MB/s write speed during continuous shooting.

Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D500297.1
Nikon D5292.9

Cameras tested with this card: Nikon D5, Nikon D500

Recommendation

Lexar 2933x XQD cards offers outstanding performance in cameras such as the Nikon D5.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Lexar Professional 2933x card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Lexar Professional 2933x XQD32$1.61$51.42$51.42$54.95
Lexar Professional 2933x XQD64$1.40$89.49$89.49$89.49
Lexar Professional 2933x XQD128$1.10$140.99$140.99$149.07