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Pros: 32gb micro sd
Overall Review: Didn't verify speeds. Using with asus tf101 no problems!
Pros: Purchased to put into my new Samsung Note (cell phone or tablet?). Works like a charm. Since my new tablet-phone (we'll see what the future decides to call this hybrid) can record in 1080p, I was scared that a class 4 or even a class6 couldn't keep up with the speed so I decided to get the class 10 instead. I think I made a good choice with Patriot's brand and quality.
Cons: I've noticed that I can't get 10MB/sec constant read and write on videos but it does get over around 6-9MB/sec and it depends on how long the video is. I do get true 10MB/sec on any photo, mp3 and other documents that I transfer in and out of it.
Overall Review: Quality on the micro sd card is solid. I've purchased a few of these micro sd cards in the past with various brands and the plastic on this feels solid. I've purchased some from China that feels flimsy so A+ to Patriot.
Pros: As I have owned and tested SanDisk 32GB Class 2 and Kingston 32GB Class 4 and now Patriot LX 32GB Class 10. I can safely say this is by far the fastest card I used and not only does it meets the minimum class requirement but it exceeds it with flying colors. I have placed benchmark at the bottom so others who is thinking about buying this card can view it to make better decisions. For the price I give this card 7/10 and for speed 10/10, but thats far as I would go to defend this card.
When it comes to stability and data integrity its whole another game for this card, you should read CONS for that. But to be honest during the initial testing the data was never corrupted as I was able to successfully read/write/verify the data to see SDCard was fully functional and not any ways defective. I mean I have done thoroughly extended testing on this card for full day as its my own standard protocol before I place any data on it as I don't want to jeopardize the data which I take seriously.
Cons: Now keep in mind the card I received could just simply be defective so I filed RMA for new replacement, lets see how it goes now. But if it was anyone else I can grantee it they would have lost all the data as I consider myself very lucky.
The card would read as READ ONLY thus data couldn't be written to it but still could be accessed. Which quickly turned in to card being corrupted (UFS: Unsupported File System) as the card decided to erase the partition itself along with all data inside thus reading it as "Blank SDCard".
So after the card was corrupted the first time I had properly fully formatted the card thoroughly, but when it happened the second time it almost jeopardized my data. So instinctively I went in forensics mode and had to manually extract the data using low level data reconstruction techniques from the damaged corrupted partition. As I never formatted the card I was able to reconstruct the file allocation table thus able to reread the raw data from the sectors.
Overall Review: Subject: Patriot LX 32GB Class 10 microSDHC
Full Format: 45-50 minutes
File system: FAT32 (0x0c)
Used space: 16.0 KB (16,384 bytes)
Free space: 30.9 GB (33,183,776,768 bytes)
Sequential Test Data (Block Size = 1024KB|0 Fill = 0x00)
Read [MB/s]: 15.92+15.96+15.94=47.82/3=15.94
Write [MB/s]: 12.89+12.27+12.72=37.88/3=12.63
Sequential Test Data (Block Size = 1024KB|1 Fill = 0xFF)
Read [MB/s]: 15.71+15.68+15.65=47.04/3=15.68
Write [MB/s]: 12.52+12.33+12.40=37.25/3=12.42
Random Test Data (Block Size = 512KB|0 Fill = 0x00)
Read [MB/s]: 16.08+15.97+15.99=48.04/3=16.01
Write [MB/s]: 3.249+4.496+3.368=11.113/3=3.704
Random Test Data (Block Size = 512KB|1 Fill = 0xFF)
Read [MB/s]: 15.68+15.69+15.54=46.91/3=15.64
Write [MB/s]: 4.700+4.135+4.803=13.638/3=4.546
Mode: Low level R+W+V initialization
Data volume: 31646MBytes
Patterns: 18 sets, 8 of "walking one", 8 of "walking zero", 55h, AAh
Writing speed [00:47:42]: 11.1 MByte/s
Reading speed [00:37:50]: 13.9 MByte/s
Pros: After RMA the card is working without any single issue for months. Sorry folk I didn't update this as I was busy and forgot about this whole fiasco but as I recommended this card to someone I thought about posting the work around as it may help you people.
Cons: Sorry for folks who is still having issues with this card. As I myself suffered the same fait as some of you which you can see from my old review.
Overall Review: But in awake of the problem solution was found. But not thanks to Patriot Tech Support that is as its recommended you backup your data and reformat the SDCard without no LBA support using low level format which will take close to an hour.
Do NOT use SDFormatter Tool as it has LBA support. So use Check Flash which you can Google it for link as its free. This should work for everyone and cut down the issue.
Pros: Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
Cons: I bought two of these SD cards and they get corrupted on a regular basis and would have to be reformatted, sometimes twice in one week. After 7 months, one failed to the point where it could not be formatted, sent it to the manufacturer for RMA. I have not heard from them in two weeks and there is no way to track you RMA. I will be sending the second one back after I replace it with ADATA 32GB Micro SDHC which has worked great as replaced on the first SD card. Which has life time warranty
Pros: Inexpensive for the speed and capacity. Hits rated read and write speeds.
Cons: I've been using this microSD card in my HTC EVO for the past two months but unfortunately I get an error message every so often to the effect:
"There was an unexpected write problem to the microSD card, mounting card as read only"
I then pull the card out and run it through a checkdisk on Windows 7 which always finds at least one error.
I never saw this problem until I switched to this card. Used two lower capacity/slower cards before this one in the phone.
Overall Review: Have a few other lower capacity Patriot memory cards and haven't had an issue with any of them. This is the only card that I have with this capacity and I need it on my phone. I can't afford to buy a different card and try using this one elsewhere.
I would not recommend purchasing this card if you need one for your HTC EVO.
Pros: Class 10 Speed Rating (10+ MB/s)
Patriot's LX Series Micro SDHC Card is worthy of its Class 10 certification! All tests performed have this card exceeding its Class 10 Speed Rating. (See test results in Other Thoughts)
As far as real world usage goes, I have put this card to the test on a Windows Laptop (w/Adapter), Android Tablet, and Android Smart Phone. I have had no issues with the card thus far and transfers have been blazing fast!
This card was bought for my Tablet and my Smart Phone currently utilizes a Class 6 Micro SDHC. Both systems are running Android 2.2.1. The speed difference is definately noticable especially if your working with music or videos on the device or loading application from the SD Card.
Cons: None so far...
Overall Review: Benchmarks Listed Below:
Random Access: 19.352 MB/S
Direct Access Minimum: 11.7 MB/s
Direct Access Maximum: 19.1 MB/s
Direct Access Average: 17.3 MB/s
Access Time: 0.428 ms
File Size: 32 KB (Read)
- 19.012 MB/s
File Size: 32 KB (Write)
- 14.767 MB/s
File Size: 4 MB (Read)
- 19.168 MB/s
File Size: 4 MB (Write)
- 14.251 MB/s
File Size: 512 MB (Read)
- 19.395 MB/s
File Size: 512 MB (Write)
- 14.674 MB/s
Pros: I did the speed tests on this, and it is slightly above the standard of Class 10.
Cons: For the life of me, I can not get my Droid X to play nice with this. I shut my phone down, pulled the old micro-SD card out (which is the stock 16GB Class 2 card), and did a transfer of data between the two cards using my PC. I put the new card in to my phone, and the phone has massive issues reading the card quickly it seems. Gallery doesn't work, I can't run SDrescan, even Root Explorer starts to have issues.
I have done a new transfer a twice, and am working on my third as I type. If this third time doesn't get things working, Newegg can expect an RMA :(
Overall Review: As always, Newegg got this to me extremely quickly. Ordered on a Tuesday night, got it on Saturday, even with the free shipping.