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Patriot EP Series UHS-I V30 A1 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Review

Patriot EP Series V30 A1 128GB microSDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The Patriot Extreme Performance EP Series UHS-I V30 A1 128GB SDXC card is an update to the previous EP Series card and adds the new Video Speed Class V30 rating in addition to the App Performance A1 rating. The 128GB capacity card offers capacity for extended video shooting. The card is rated for read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 80MB/s. The EP Series cards are available in 64, 128 ad 256GB capacities. The 128GB capacity micro SDXC card (PEF128GEP31MCX) with UPC 0814914024799 is tested in this review. The card is covered by a 3-year limited warranty. The card is made in Taiwan.

Patriot EP Series V30 A1 128GB microSDXC Memory Card back

Performance

In benchmark tests the Patriot EP Series A1 microSDXC card measured up to 99.6 MB/s sequential read speed. This is right at the 100MB/s quoted read speed. Maximum sequential write speed reached 82.8 MB/s, which is just above the 80MB/s write speed rating. The random 4K read and write speeds also exceeded 1000 IOPS, showing it meets the A1 performance rating.

Card: Patriot EP Series V30 A1 microSDXC 128GB
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

Patriot EP Series V30 A1 microSDXC 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.58981.48784.34043.4168.4552064.24.3561063.510.3592529.04.3561063.6
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.58981.22284.38243.1738.5562088.94.3551063.110.1622481.04.3741067.8
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.58081.66584.42442.8838.6772118.54.3591064.210.4642554.84.3771068.7
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.40182.31283.09743.28710.1462477.14.3441060.510.8262643.14.3681066.4
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.26981.82482.36239.3885.7971415.22.892706.16.6671627.83.160771.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.25981.38682.15239.5305.9251446.73.001732.76.8721677.73.216785.2
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.15681.38082.00239.5175.6791386.52.972725.56.5661603.03.235789.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.01681.90181.04443.1096.4621577.62.976726.46.8631675.43.188778.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer98.01682.35884.42442.8418.8332156.44.3541062.910.1272472.34.3591064.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.97082.28684.36842.8488.6162103.54.3611064.810.4752557.44.3711067.2
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.55182.15184.31343.0318.8152152.14.3411059.810.4552552.44.3571063.7
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.52481.79284.25843.2228.6122102.54.3471061.210.3432525.04.3691066.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.34381.83084.20242.8138.6502111.94.3491061.910.2772509.04.3671066.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.30781.69784.32743.1448.5462086.54.3521062.610.4692555.94.3611064.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.29881.77984.38242.9188.6372108.74.3721067.410.3452525.64.3591064.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.28981.63984.24441.9908.4482062.53.722908.89.2682262.84.1141004.3
Delkin Travel Reader97.28081.87581.79842.4188.8712165.74.3521062.410.6452598.84.3561063.6
SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C53197.16279.95278.84039.3176.0971488.63.002732.96.8321667.93.253794.1
SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 Reader97.15379.96578.43439.4595.1701262.32.917712.25.9131443.73.103757.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.34182.75481.97539.6407.9641944.41.114271.98.7422134.21.210295.4
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.23581.69080.03143.0038.5182079.73.587875.68.8122151.53.818932.2
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer96.17378.92978.21338.9115.8291423.22.918712.36.5711604.43.156770.5
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.05074.44181.92040.9207.3591796.63.496853.58.8122151.53.821932.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.50781.36780.83242.5496.2311521.33.051744.86.6171615.53.197780.5
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.54879.10878.91842.1597.6181859.83.530861.88.8852169.33.880947.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-4090.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.00.0000.00.0000.00.0000.0

Camera write speeds will be tested using this card. The results will be added to the table below.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Patriot EP Series V30 A1 microSDXC 128GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)414996
Product Name (PNM)SD128
Product Revision6.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000027
OEM ID (OID)PH
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2018
Total capacity124,721,823,744 bytes

The EP Series A1 card internal identification data shows a production date of December 2018. The OEM ID PH and Manufacturer ID 0x000027 indicate the card was produced by Phison.