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Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

Although Polaroid is an iconic brand, the company is no longer what it used to be. It is now a trademark used under license to produce a variety of cameras and photographic accessories. The Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC card is distributed by C&A Marketing, which also sells products with the Kodak name. The Extreme Performance card is claimed to offer up to 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speed. The UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) means the card can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K video.

Polaroid Extreme Performance memory cards are produced in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 64GB version (PLDMEPSD64GB) with UPC 840102158960 is tested in this review. The card has a lifetime limited warranty. The package indicates the card is made in Taiwan.

Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The performance of the Polaroid Extreme Performance card was tested in USB 3.1 and 3.0 memory card readers. In these benchmark tests, the 64GB card reached up to 98.5 MB/s sequential read speed. This was comfortably above the 95 MB/s rating. Write speed reached up to 88.7 MB/s sequential in the highest benchmark result. This is slightly below the 90 MB/s write speed claim. The write performance varied depending on the card reader, and in some readers it operated closer to 80 MB/s rather than the 90 MB/s write speed advertised.

Card: Polaroid Extreme Performance 95/90 MB/s 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

Polaroid Extreme Performance 95/90 MB/s 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.52381.16584.3820.90310.4132542.21.431349.413.9123396.41.380336.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II98.51382.50784.3680.90310.2062491.71.451354.213.9233399.21.289314.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.06279.81982.7960.8516.9131687.81.216296.88.2572016.01.253306.0
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer98.05382.53982.8501.1196.7121638.61.207294.77.9901950.71.110270.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.00782.94481.9880.8087.2141761.11.201293.38.1791996.81.100268.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader97.98982.93182.1380.9027.0691725.91.196292.08.1321985.41.073262.0
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader97.93479.87982.6740.9536.5201591.81.230300.27.7671896.21.239302.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer96.87588.68284.3820.84510.2602505.01.461356.713.9943416.61.452354.5
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II96.83983.85984.2850.85910.4652554.91.409344.114.0223423.41.458355.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II96.83988.43584.2990.92210.2252496.31.464357.414.0203422.81.466358.0
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader96.81284.48184.3270.90710.3892536.31.423347.413.9453404.41.375335.6
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader96.80481.84384.2990.80810.4212544.31.442352.014.0353426.51.415345.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.75981.76784.2160.89610.1662481.81.456355.413.8903391.01.301317.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.75981.84384.2710.85210.1812485.51.340327.113.7083346.61.273310.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.74183.73284.2160.85110.5022564.01.434350.214.0433428.41.421346.9
Delkin Travel Reader96.52783.71283.7330.80910.5692580.21.429349.013.9843414.21.212295.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.75285.25084.6460.8979.2152249.81.314320.711.8372889.91.351329.8
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.69083.71982.5920.85111.2992758.61.292315.513.2253228.91.158282.8
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.67376.34984.5630.9438.5962098.61.317321.612.0312937.31.162283.6
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.11878.02580.7520.9566.4191567.11.185289.47.6851876.11.109270.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.85183.33383.2201.0017.1401743.11.247304.57.7841900.31.244303.8
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.81180.29580.9380.8098.7922146.41.296316.512.3933025.71.322322.7

The Polaroid Extreme Performance card will be undergoing testing in cameras to evaluate write speed. The camera test results will appear in the table below when available.

Cameras tested with this card:

Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card Package Polaroid Extreme Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card Package

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Polaroid Extreme Performance 95/90 MB/s 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)29582169
Product Name (PNM)SD64G
Product Revision3.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000027
OEM ID (OID)PH
Manufacture Date (MDT)06/2017
Total capacity64,172,851,200 bytes

The internal SD card register contains information about the card. This card was produced in June 2018. Its OEM ID indicates that the card was produced by Phison, which makes controllers and makes cards for a variety of brands.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Polaroid Extreme Performance card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Polaroid Extreme Performance SD64$0.78$49.99