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Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 128GB SDXC Memory Card Review

Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 UHS-I U3 128GB SDXC Memory Card Front

Introduction

Toshiba invented flash memory in 1987 and pioneered the Secure Digital memory along with SanDisk and Panasonic in 2000. Since then, Toshiba has been a worldwide leader in the SD format. The Toshiba Exceria brand was first introduced in 2012, and since then the name Exceria has appeared on various SD cards. The Exceria Pro N401 is a solid card, offering UHS-I speed with 95MB/s read and 75MB/s write ratings. It is U3 rated for recording 4K and Full HD video. The Exceria Pro N401 is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The Exceria Pro N401 128GB SDXC part number THN-N401S1280A4 with UPC 4547808806121 is tested in this review. The card is made in Japan and has a 5-year warranty.

Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 UHS-I U3 128GB SDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Exceria Pro N401 128GB SDXC card was benchmarked using USB 3.1 and 3.0 memory card readers. In benchmark testing, the Toshiba card measured up to 97.9 MB/s sequential read speed. This was greater than the 95 MB/s rating. A high mark of 76.7 MB/s sequential write speed was also achieved in card reader benchmarks. This is better than the 75 MB/s write speed rating given by Toshiba. The card had steady performance across all card readers, reaching at least 95MB/s read and 75 MB/s write speed in nearly every test.

Card: Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 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

Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 128GB
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II97.93475.87488.90761.8838.3592040.71.596389.711.9912927.51.649402.6
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader97.78875.98488.77462.7688.1511990.01.597389.911.9702922.31.650402.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader97.75175.64984.39660.9746.2711531.11.338326.77.5291838.21.390339.4
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer97.73375.84685.30761.1915.6731385.11.337326.47.2561771.41.415345.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40997.66975.55784.49361.2016.1781508.21.332325.37.5781850.01.396340.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader97.66976.01785.29361.4705.6061368.61.349329.37.0951732.11.432349.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.62476.53385.65461.3205.8851436.91.352330.27.3931804.91.433349.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II96.46576.16688.45163.8118.1701994.71.633398.811.9332913.41.678409.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader96.35075.38888.75962.0878.2452012.91.594389.211.9912927.51.636399.3
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II96.35075.94088.80361.5108.3182030.71.590388.312.2032979.31.630398.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer96.33275.62888.64162.0058.1541990.71.619395.312.0232935.21.665406.5
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader96.32375.55188.74461.0658.2712019.31.591388.411.8572894.91.639400.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.28876.14488.98162.4268.1651993.41.595389.411.9532918.21.640400.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.27976.28888.81862.2308.0901975.01.606392.212.1452965.11.646401.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.25375.57888.71559.8318.1771996.31.486362.711.9642920.81.563381.6
Delkin Travel Reader96.09475.90186.67359.1738.3312034.01.589387.811.9212910.31.631398.2
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.78776.21087.71162.2927.0281715.91.456355.610.5342571.71.531373.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.77876.71887.72562.4777.4691823.61.519370.910.5932586.21.549378.1
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.37775.34583.81861.2415.5601357.51.341327.47.1051734.71.412344.6
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.15275.70986.18963.6138.4272057.41.437350.911.5292814.71.499365.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.81775.87986.97562.3226.0061466.21.379336.77.2081759.81.455355.1
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader92.93476.07784.98261.5207.5151834.81.430349.110.9262667.61.537375.1

The Exceria Pro N401 will be included in upcoming camera tests. The results will be added to the table below.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)56977007
Product Name (PNM)UC0F5
Product Revision5.2
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000002
OEM ID (OID)TM
Manufacture Date (MDT)04/2017
Total capacity128,035,323,904 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 SD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 SDHC16$1.25$19.99
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 SDHC32$0.77$24.79
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 SDXC64$0.62$39.95
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 SDXC128$0.55$69.95