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Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GB SDXC Memory Card Review

ASilicon Power Superior Pro 128GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

Silicon Power is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of flash memory and storage devices. As of 2018, the fastest SD card offered by Silicon Power is the Superior Pro UHS-I card with read speed of 90MB/s and write speed of 80MB/s. The card is UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) rated to sustain a minimum 30MB/s continuous write speed for 4K video recording. Superior Pro cards are offered in 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 128GB Superior Pro SDXC model SP128GBSDXCU3V10 with UPC 886576012223 is covered in this review.

Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Silicon Power Superior Pro was tested for performance in USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers. In benchmark tests the card had a highest sequential read speed of 97.9 MB/s, which is more than the advertised 90MB/s read speed. The sequential write speed measured up to 67.4 MB/s, well below the 80MB/s write speed claim.

Card: Silicon Power Superior Pro 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

Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Seq.
Read
1000MB
MB/s
Seq.
Write
1000MB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Write
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD32
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD32
Rand.
Write
4KB
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QD32
Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD32
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.89760.71385.39212.8193.988973.50.824201.25.2451280.60.781190.8
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer97.87963.93085.7387.8633.884948.30.823200.95.1561258.70.774188.9
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader97.73366.86185.05313.1543.841937.80.818199.65.0771239.60.776189.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader97.59662.30083.8867.9533.911954.90.808197.25.0801240.20.764186.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40997.59667.08784.52132.2593.233789.20.784191.44.1761019.60.777189.7
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.76866.02788.73024.1135.2511281.90.696170.07.0771727.80.874213.5
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.75066.02387.94228.0725.1161249.00.864210.96.9941707.50.873213.2
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.73266.66587.92724.0835.1221250.40.709173.07.0071710.70.890217.3
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.66165.11386.77426.5505.6741385.30.703171.67.4151810.20.877214.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer95.33467.37287.88412.4315.1291252.10.705172.17.0471720.50.895218.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader95.26466.64487.92737.2745.1191249.80.702171.47.0351717.40.883215.6
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II95.25667.05388.07237.7875.1571259.00.702171.47.0481720.60.883215.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II95.18751.32088.30512.7545.1141248.50.613149.76.9641700.10.688168.0
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer94.89460.21583.06913.5873.862942.90.816199.15.0781239.70.779190.2
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader94.81765.36888.13024.4965.0731238.50.699170.86.9521697.30.871212.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader94.78266.41288.31926.4175.2171273.60.702171.47.0101711.40.886216.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black94.77461.28489.01015.4914.8571185.80.621151.76.3321545.90.734179.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader94.75766.29887.98530.8885.2551282.90.683166.77.1281740.20.854208.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF994.72266.39988.62738.5885.2391279.20.707172.67.1081735.30.882215.4
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader94.71466.79785.60526.8875.2601284.20.655160.07.0551722.40.818199.7
Delkin Travel Reader94.55159.46385.29324.0115.3251300.20.789192.77.0301716.40.857209.2
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.27954.76286.93212.5824.1161004.80.570139.15.0981244.70.649158.5
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader93.96767.29887.49623.8554.8751190.30.717175.16.5001587.00.803195.9
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.34559.69383.84424.2654.7801167.10.670163.66.6491623.40.837204.2

The Silicon Power Superior Pro will be included in upcoming camera tests. The results will be added to the table below when available.

Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon Coolpix P100031.3

Cameras tested with this card: Nikon Coolpix P1000

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)1502611011
Product Name (PNM)SPCC
Product Revision0.2
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000031
OEM ID (OID)SP
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2015
Total capacity129,787,494,400 bytes

The internal card register shows this Silicon Power Superior Pro card was produced in December 2015. The OEM ID "SP" indicates that Silicon Power is the manufacturer of this card.