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Kingston Canvas React UHS-I V30 64GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Kingston Canvas React UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Memory Card Front

Introduction

Kingston announced a new Secure Digital card brand in early 2018. Their SD cards were rebranded Canvas, from the entry-level Canvas Select, to mid-tier Canvas Go! and the high performance Canvas React. This review covers the Canvas React, which claims a 100MB/s maximum read speed, practically all the performance allowed by the UHS-I protocol that tops out at 104 MB/s bus speed. The React also claims a very healthy 80MB/s maximum write speed. The card is V30 rated and is ideal for recording 4K video as well as demanding continuous shooting photography applications.

The Canvas React meets the new Application Performance Class 1 performance specification and displays the A1 logo on the card. Such cards must reach at least 1,500 input-output operations per second (IOPS) random read and 500 IOPS random write. This is important for applications where programs and data files may be stored on the card. Many types of devices are adpoting SD media for primary or extended storage.

Kingston offers the new Canvas React cards in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. In this review the 64GB SDXC card SDR/64GB with UPC 740617275896 is evaluated. The card is covered by the Kingston's lifetime guarantee. The back of the card indicates it was produced in Taiwan.

Kingston Canvas React UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

In benchmark testing using several USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers, the Kingston Canvas React 64GB card reached 99.6 MB/s maximum sequential read speed. This practically matches the 100MB/s quoted by the manufacturer. The sequential write speed measured up to 83.7 MB/s, a slight improvement over the 80MB/s write speed promised by Kingston.

Card: Kingston Canvas React V30 64GB
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 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Hama USB 3.0 Card Reader SD99.64681.79984.31344.7156.0271471.56.5851607.67.5441841.86.6131614.5
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.58981.77384.45144.1656.0551478.36.5851607.67.5511843.66.6261617.6
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.58081.77984.38244.3236.0321472.76.5811606.67.5801850.76.6201616.2
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II Card Reader99.30682.31283.30344.2376.0691481.76.5971610.67.5331839.26.5981610.9
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.26981.91482.78240.2594.7741165.63.628885.75.8801435.64.068993.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.24181.81882.55140.3824.9401206.03.675897.25.9831460.84.2861046.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40999.23182.46880.29740.5384.9001196.23.767919.76.0831485.24.091998.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.23182.53980.36440.3234.8871193.03.840937.56.0841485.34.1201006.0
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.14781.50680.80540.1824.7641163.13.707905.15.8381425.34.1501013.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.87982.78784.42444.1226.0401474.76.6121614.37.5171835.16.6121614.3
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.84282.81384.36844.3086.0111467.46.5841607.47.5411841.06.6031612.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.82482.44884.35443.7406.0111467.46.5631602.47.5131834.26.5891608.7
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.80682.55284.36844.0016.0491476.86.6241617.27.5351839.66.6551624.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.80682.52084.43843.8956.0631480.36.6001611.47.5681847.76.5981610.7
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.79782.53384.41044.4025.9931463.36.5951610.07.5751849.56.6241617.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.76982.33284.31343.1876.0601479.55.3541307.27.4011807.05.9071442.3
Delkin Travel Reader97.66982.56581.83843.5826.0501477.16.5631602.47.5511843.46.6221616.6
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.64282.40984.23044.3306.0231470.56.5621602.17.5661847.26.5771605.8
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader97.06382.42980.47543.9516.0261471.34.9641211.97.3571796.15.3021294.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.58183.34682.13843.8595.7771410.54.8851192.67.1941756.45.4751336.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.58183.66582.12543.9735.8791435.20.621151.56.3511550.60.39395.9
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer96.16479.12078.84039.6994.7241153.33.685899.85.7551405.14.074994.7
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.98882.36481.27243.6285.0451231.63.878946.75.8791435.24.1181005.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.82479.77679.03443.5675.8251422.24.7401157.17.2591772.15.5611357.7

The Kingston Canvas React 64GB will be undergoing additional tests in various cameras for write speed measurement. When results are available, they will be posted in the following table.

Kingston Canvas React V30 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon EOS R64.9
Fuji X-T364.3
Nikon Coolpix P100032.3

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 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2001207479
Product Name (PNM)SD64G
Product Revision5.1
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000041
OEM ID (OID)42
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2018
Total capacity62,411,243,520 bytes

The internal card register indicates the card was manufactured in July, 2018. The Manufacturer ID and OEM ID are consistent with other cards 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