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Kingston Canvas React UHS-I V30 128GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Kingston Canvas React UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Memory Card Front

Introduction

The Canvas React sits at the top of Kingston's rebranded SD card line. It boasts a 100MB/s maximum read speed and 80MB/s write speed. The Canvas React is similar to the Canvas Go! because both are U3 and V30 speed rated to provide at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K video. The difference is the maximum speeds, where the React claims a maximum write speed rating to 80MB/s to the Canvas Go! which has only a 45MB/s maximum write speed rating. The React also boasts a 100 MB/s read speed rating, while the Go! only claims 90MB/s read speed.

The Canvas React also carries an A1 designation. This means the card has reached Application Performance Class 1 performance: at least 1,500 input-output operations (IOPS) random read and 500 IOPS random write. This makes the card suitable for executing programs in devices that use SD cards for their primary storage media.

Kingston Canvas React cards are available in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 128GB SDXC card SDR/128GB with UPC 740617275957 is covered in this review. The card is made in Taiwan. Kingston backs the card with a lifetime warranty.

Kingston Canvas React UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Canvas React 128GB card was evaluated for performance by undergoing benchmark testing in USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers. The results show that the 128GB Canvas React card achieved its rated read speed, reaching a maximum sequential read speed of 99.6 MB/s. Write speed peaked at 83.3 MB/s sequential which was slightly more than the 80MB/s claimed by Kingston.

Card: Kingston Canvas React V30 128GB
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

Kingston Canvas React V30 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Hama USB 3.0 Card Reader SD99.64681.20384.24444.1086.0021465.46.5781606.17.5141834.46.5961610.4
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.63781.85684.09244.0016.1971512.96.5901609.07.5711848.36.5951610.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.63781.79983.95544.2016.1381498.56.5731604.77.5111833.76.5891608.6
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II Card Reader99.36381.93983.28944.1655.9991464.76.5851607.67.5181835.46.5841607.5
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.26981.43682.71439.8904.7881169.03.643889.35.8981439.94.071993.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.25081.36182.34940.2404.8681188.53.721908.45.9531453.44.1141004.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.20382.24881.64940.4534.8401181.73.758917.46.0441475.64.0981000.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40999.19481.91479.52940.0554.8631187.13.796926.86.0111467.54.059991.1
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.12880.99080.50240.4274.7161151.33.744914.05.8111418.84.1631016.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.90682.51383.77444.0586.1741507.46.5621602.17.5501843.26.5841607.4
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.83382.21584.47944.3526.1411499.36.5861607.97.5301838.56.5951610.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.82482.46883.96844.2086.1621504.56.5721604.57.5181835.46.5901608.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.81582.41683.91444.2156.1251495.36.5571600.87.5361839.86.6031612.2
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.79782.17083.71944.1586.1681505.96.5641602.67.5771849.96.6141614.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.76082.09383.56643.9306.1501501.56.5691603.77.4711823.96.5791606.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.75181.99083.91343.0526.1241495.15.1531258.07.3821802.25.8971439.6
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.73382.40383.87244.3376.1101491.66.5391596.57.5281838.06.5881608.3
Delkin Travel Reader97.59682.17081.46043.5316.1511501.76.5631602.47.5781850.26.6211616.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.54583.25381.46044.2445.9201445.23.587875.86.8211665.41.271310.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.50182.96481.40643.8315.8461427.24.7371156.47.1501745.65.4271325.0
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.43981.97880.17743.8816.0881486.44.8641187.57.2631773.15.2021269.9
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer96.17379.08479.25539.6734.7621162.73.609881.15.7611406.64.018981.0
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.91882.00380.85843.7615.0431231.23.841937.85.8541429.24.093999.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.73279.29378.82743.3305.8151419.74.6331131.07.1801752.95.5511355.2

The Kingston Canvas React 128GB card will be tested in cameras soon. The results will be shown in the following table.

Kingston Canvas React V30 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Fuji X-T364.0
Canon EOS R63.7
Nikon Coolpix P100033.0

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

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Kingston Canvas React V30 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2713191505
Product Name (PNM)SD128
Product Revision5.1
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000041
OEM ID (OID)42
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2018
Total capacity124,721,823,744 bytes

The internal card register contains the manufacturing date of August, 2018. The Manufacturer ID and OEM ID indicate the card is made by Kingston.

Available sizes and prices

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

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Kingston Canvas React V30 32GB32$0.47$14.99Check price$14.99
Kingston Canvas React V30 64GB64$0.31$20.00Check price$22.99
Kingston Canvas React V30 128GB128$0.25$35.99Check price$32.49
Kingston Canvas React V30 256GB256$0.27$68.99Check price$73.99