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Kingston Canvas Go! UHS-I V30 256GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Kingston Canvas Go! UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Memory Card Front

Introduction

Kingston's Canvas SD card line is new for 2018. The Canvas Go! is the mid-level UHS-I card, which sits between the Canvas Select and Canvas React cards. The Canvas Go! blends high read speeds with U3/V30 write speeds. Kingston claims 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write speeds. The card is also able to provide a minimum of 30MB/s continuous write speed which makes it suitable for HD and 4K video recording.

Canvas Go! cards are offered in 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities. The 256GB SDXC card SDG/256GB with UPC 740617279597 is tested in this review. The card is covered by Kingston's lifetime warranty.

Kingston Canvas Go! UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Kingston Canvas Go! 256GB SDXC card was benchmarked in USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers. These tests show the Canvas Go! was able to reach up to 99.6 MB/s sequential read speed, making good on the 90 MB/s read speed claim. The card was able to attain 82.2 MB/s sequential write speed, significantly higher than the 45MB/s write speed claim. The Canvas Go! cards seem to be very underrated for read speed, surpassing even the higher rated Canvas React cards for all out write speed.

Card: Kingston Canvas Go! V30 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

Kingston Canvas Go! V30 256GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.64680.84083.80244.1155.7161395.46.5161590.77.1191738.16.5141590.2
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.64680.67883.55244.0655.7651407.56.5321594.77.0871730.26.5281593.7
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.64680.75383.73344.0935.8111418.76.5381596.37.0701726.26.5721604.6
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.52381.03483.79043.7335.6921389.76.5151590.57.0911731.16.5081588.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.26980.64779.68740.2784.8971195.63.706904.96.0001464.84.1551014.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40999.25081.19178.26540.2405.1611260.03.834936.15.9951463.74.070993.7
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.25080.80381.96143.8244.7291154.53.715907.05.8561429.84.075994.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.24181.29877.63440.0624.8021172.43.831935.26.0241470.64.070993.7
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.00680.09981.46043.6004.7011147.63.776922.05.7811411.44.1701018.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer98.04481.43083.44143.3735.7881413.16.5261593.47.0731726.96.5691603.9
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.89781.37383.53844.1015.7641407.26.5321594.77.0651724.96.5731604.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.88881.36783.46944.0795.7931414.36.5351595.57.0491721.06.5571600.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.86181.34283.23444.1945.7381401.06.5351595.57.0391718.56.5151590.5
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.85181.20983.38643.0735.7991415.75.1061246.66.9081686.55.8691433.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.77881.32983.44143.8315.7911413.86.5341595.27.0371718.16.5611601.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.76981.25383.62144.1945.8041417.16.5251593.17.0591723.36.5471598.4
Delkin Travel Reader97.70681.32981.29843.2805.7911413.86.5311594.47.1061735.06.5751605.1
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.45181.02783.85843.9025.7541404.96.5421597.17.0721726.56.5871608.1
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.79581.27980.04443.5515.7761410.04.9251202.46.9261690.95.2711286.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.63482.22881.70341.8295.5821362.84.7071149.26.7571649.75.4101320.9
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.59082.10681.59444.1015.6891389.04.7811167.36.7991659.95.4531331.2
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer96.15679.06679.15139.6144.8471183.43.631886.65.7871412.94.012979.5
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.97980.94680.47543.2724.9961219.83.857941.65.8731433.84.093999.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.78278.49278.30443.1165.6961390.64.6781142.16.8501672.35.5301350.1

This Kingston Canvas Go! 256GB card will be tested in cameras for write speed. When results are available they will be shown in the following table.

Kingston Canvas Go! V30 256GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Fuji X-T365.7
Nikon Coolpix P100032.8

Cameras tested with this card: Fuji X-T3, Nikon Coolpix P1000

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Kingston Canvas Go! V30 256GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2715287617
Product Name (PNM)SD256
Product Revision5.1
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000041
OEM ID (OID)42
Manufacture Date (MDT)03/2018
Total capacity249,342,984,192 bytes

The internal card register for this card has a production date of March 2018. The Manufacturer ID 0x000041 and OEM ID 42 are consistent with other Kingston SD cards.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Kingston Canvas Go card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Kingston Canvas Go! 32GB32$0.36$11.49Check price$11.49
Kingston Canvas Go! 64GB64$0.26$16.49Check price$16.49
Kingston Canvas Go! 128GB128$0.27$33.99Check price$34.99
Kingston Canvas Go! 256GB256$0.23$65.99Check price$59.99
Kingston Canvas Go! 512GB512$0.49$249.99Check price$250.49