ADATA Premier Pro 32GB UHS-1 microSDHC Memory Card Review
Chris Hadley / 12 months ago
In today’s connected world, storage is a fundamental part of our day-to-day activities in one way or another. With a rapidly increasing number of smartphones coming on to the market, having enough storage to hand for all of your photos and music [for example] is one of the key decisions that comes into play when it comes picking the right phone for you. Whilst there are many phones out there that offer large storage capacities out of the box, such as iPhones and a number of Android phones, there are also a large number that do not. To fight back the problem of not having a great deal of storage space, a number of handsets offer up a microSD card slot, allowing the user to buy a card, insert it and instantly boost the storage capacity on their phone.
Looking at other market areas, digital cameras for the most part utilise full-sized SD cards or CompactFlash (CF), however there are a small number of cameras that only accept microSD format cards. When we look at what microSD cards are actually available on the market, it soon becomes clear that the range is actually quite small. Out of all the vendors that do produce microSD cards, ADATA are one of the few that manufacture high performance models alongside the likes of Kingston and Sandisk. Given the relatively small size of a microSD card, there is still enough space to cram up to 64GB of storage into the tiny plastic housing with speeds that fast enough for Full HD recording.
The Premier Pro line of SD and microSD cards are some of the fastest cards that ADATA have to offer and with speeds of 45MB/s read and 40MB/s write on offer, the Ultra-High-Speed Class 1 cards offer up more than double the performance of a standard class 10 card. With a large number of cards only coming close to their rated speeds, is ADATA’s Premier Pro worth the extra cost?
- Capacity: 16GB/32GB
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 15 x 11 x 1.0mm
- Weight: Approx 0.25g
- Standard: N/A
- Performance: Read/Write speed up to 45/40 (MB/s)
- Performance: Random Read/Write: 1400/150 IOPs
- Operating voltage: 2.7~3.6Volt
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
- Voltage: N/A
- Compatibility: Smartphones, tablet computers
- Certifications: FCC, CE, BSMI, VCCI
- Note: Read/write speed based on ADATA internal testing; performance may be lower depending on host device.