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AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB SDXC Memory Card Review

AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

AData produces a variety of computer memory and storage products. Their Secure Digital cards range from entry level to high performance. Sitting atop is the Premier One. This UHS-II SD card promises uncompromising speed. The largest capacity 256GB SDXC card offers up to 275 MB/s transfer speed according to AData. While the packaging does not clarify if this is a read or write speed, the company web site states the 256GB card has 275MB/s read and 155MB/s write speeds. The Premier One card is Video Speed Class 90 (V90) rated and will support a minimum 90 MB/s continuous video recording, making it ideal for 4K and 8K video.

Premier One UHS-II cards are available in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 256GB version ASDX256GUII3CL10-C with UPC 4712366968738 is tested in this review. AData memory cards are covered by a lifetime warranty. The card tested was made in Taiwan.

AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The AData Premier One 256GB SDXC card was benchmarked using a variety of UHS-II and UHS-I USB memory card readers. The card reached up to 288.6 MB/s sequential read speed, well above the 275MB/s rated transfer rate. Write speed was also much better than rated, it achieved up to 234.7 MB/s sequential write speed. This is well above the 155 MB/s write speed advertised.

In UHS-I card readers the Premier One 256GB card posted up to 92.9 MB/s read and 91.1 MB/s sequential write speeds.

The card was not recognized by three of the recent SanDisk USB card readers.

Card: AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader288.625231.858219.83519.0337.2751776.00.18946.19.4962318.20.19046.4
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II279.769234.686225.83619.1468.1181981.80.19146.510.1612480.70.19146.5
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader276.195232.913226.13619.2228.0981976.90.19046.510.1142469.30.19146.6
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer274.604230.254216.92318.8757.4581820.90.18946.19.8572406.50.19046.4
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer274.173229.548214.70818.9066.9521697.30.18745.79.2032246.90.18946.1
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader268.281230.761213.10419.2698.8622163.60.19046.510.2692507.00.19146.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader266.237232.552201.48218.9778.2372010.90.18946.310.1872487.00.19046.4
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader258.493222.132218.19919.1358.1871998.70.19146.510.2012490.40.19146.6
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader258.461218.658200.87718.7348.5342083.40.18845.910.2062491.80.18946.1
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader247.656218.932188.05418.9378.0471964.50.18845.910.2002490.20.18946.2
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader244.509216.045188.79218.7288.2392011.60.18745.610.2312497.80.19046.5
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II244.082216.335189.73218.8048.0571967.10.18946.210.2222495.50.19146.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9243.912216.335190.36718.5478.2902024.00.18846.010.1782484.90.19146.5
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader243.798215.358188.76118.6018.2452012.90.18845.910.2202495.20.19046.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer242.137215.557187.27718.7288.2672018.30.18946.110.1952488.90.19046.4
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader239.812212.176197.18618.6557.6561869.00.18845.810.1272472.50.19046.4
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II237.611211.983186.68518.6558.0251959.30.18846.010.2072492.00.19046.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader92.87790.85784.16116.7105.4101320.80.17843.46.1881510.60.18043.8
Delkin Travel Reader92.86889.68383.33116.6715.5041343.70.18043.96.4311570.10.18144.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black92.64791.13384.25816.6315.4071320.10.17843.46.1971512.90.18043.9
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black92.36989.30983.44116.7774.4781093.20.17643.05.3341302.20.17843.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader0.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.00.0000.00.0000.00.0000.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer0.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.00.0000.00.0000.00.0000.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-4090.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.00.0000.00.0000.00.0000.0

The AData Premier One will be included in upcoming camera tests. Results from additional cameras will be added to the following table.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2687500618
Product Name (PNM)SD
Product Revision0.2
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x00001d
OEM ID (OID)AD
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2018
Total capacity252,856,762,368 bytes

The internal card register for this card has a manufacturing date of July 2017. Its OEM ID "AD" means this card was produced by AData.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the AData Premier One card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
AData Premier One UHS-II V90 64GB SDXC64$1.05$67.16$109.99
AData Premier One UHS-II V90 128GB SDXC128$0.98$125.00$199.99
AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GB SDXC256$1.17$339.99$299.99