Netac P500 UHS-I U3 128GB Micro SD card

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Spread the love           On our previous MicroSD shootout, Netac’s offering was deemed as the best MicroSD card for smartphones and compact cameras due to it’s low cost per MiB and very decent read performance. However, write performance was underwhelming, landing on the middle of the pack. It was with great surprise an high capacity, high performance MicroSD card from Netac landed on my desk: the Netac P500 Smart Card UHS-I U3 128GB MicroSD card (brands need to try to shorten the MicroSD product names, this is getting ridiculous….). This card corresponds to the fastest and highest capacity offer from Netac, supporting …

HDR wars, battle 2: UHD Alliance Vs Ultra HD Forum – Maybe some sanity arrives at the TV Industry

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Spread the love          There are currently two industry groups fight for market standardisation what regards to HDR: UHD Alliance and Ultra HD Forum. Every time this happens is usually due to a fight over consumer awareness on something that doesn’t make sense. We’ve already seen what UHD Alliance brings (or doesn’t….), but know there is a new group trying to make your mind: Ultra HD Forum. A lot has happened for last couple of years in the TV industry due to fuss around Ultra HD, always surrounded by confusion, mishaps and all around caos and damnation. How we got here Starting with the …

iPhone 6s video decoding capabilities – Sometimes Apple underrates it’s products

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Spread the love          Although I’ve been an Apple heavy user for a number of years now, it always bugs me when companies misrepresent their products, event if the misrepresentation is a underrating of the actual product. For me, specifications must be as accurate as possible, no matter if it comes from Apple, and understating it’s video decoding capabilities it not on my list of expected weird things, but it does seem to happen.

MicroSD UHS-1 32GB cards shootout – Comparing MicroSD cards from a number of different perspectives

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Spread the love          After having reviewed a number of different microSD cards, the next step could only be compare then over a number of perspectives, each of them making sense to a significant number of users. Now, I believe it is quite obvious for everyone that there isn’t probably a best microSD card but it really depends on which parameters, or ratios between parameters are relevant for each one. Each of them will then represent an important benchmark by itself, so let’s detail each of them: Read Performance – The basic SD card benchmark, and targeted by most manufacturers. Although overlooked in …

Netac P500 Smart Card 32GB microSD

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Spread the love           Manufacturer Leapro Brand P500 Smart Card Announced Capacity 32 GiB Formatted  Capacity 29.53 GiB UHS Class 1 SD Bus UHS104 Price AliExpress – €7.34 Netac is a chinese company most known in Asia by its USB drives ever since the early 2000’s, but on the SD card market a virtually unknown name. On our desk there’s Netac branded microSD, officially named as P500 Smart Card, yes “Smart Card”. Why on earth would it be called “Smart Card” is something that completely baffles us. If you still can’t believe, check the package photo. Fortunately, on the newly manufactured products the …

Transcend Premium 400x 32GB microSD card review (TS32GUSDCU1)

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Spread the love           Manufacturer Jiaelec Corp Brand Transcend Premium 400x Announced Capacity 32 GiB Formatted  Capacity 30,01 GiB UHS Class 1 SD Bus UHS104 Price Amazon.com – Only TS32GUSDU1PE available. Avoid! Amazon.co.uk – £8.91 AliExpress – €10.45 Again, 32GB are not the same everywhere. Sometimes it’s bigger. Transcend is one of the tradicional SD card players ever since the transition between MMC and SD, always marked by a performance conscience, although not as known as SanDisk. As our baseline SD card review demonstrates it has been a sure option when performance is relevant, however, more often than not companies just lean back …

Adata premier MicroSD 32GB review

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Spread the love          … Or shall we call it Sandisk Ultra…? Manufacturer ADATA Brand Premier Announced Capacity 32 GB Formatted  Capacity 29.71 GiB UHS Class I SD Bus UHS104 Price Amazon.com – Not recommended  Amazon.co.uk – Not recommended  AliExpress – € 9.66 Adata Is nowadays a very relevant player in the DRAM market but is also starting to emerge on the solid state market. Having offered products with higher than average performance at average price points made Adata a known brand is Asia and now appearing in both Europe and on the US. This MicroSD card from Adata is presented without flowering or blushing marketing. …

Mixza Tohaoll MicroSD card review

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Spread the love           Manufacturer Mixza Tohaoll Brand Ocean Series Announced Capacity 32 GB Formatted  Capacity 29,40 GiB UHS Class I SD Bus UHS104 Announced SD High Speed Measured Price Amazon.com – $11.99 AliExpress – €8.80 Mixza Tohaoll MicroSD – When things simply don’t add up Mixza is a little known recent company founded in China in 2009, which produces solid state products. It doesn’t manufactures any flash chips, or SD controllers, as Samsung or Micron, as so many other brands out there, like Kingston, Mixza simply resells products manufactured by 3rd party factories, or to some extent, packages all electronic components in-house. This specific MicroSD …

An SD Card benchmark baseline

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Spread the love          An old Transcend SDCard Manufacturer Transcend Brand SDHC Class 10 Announced Capacity 16 GB Formatted Capacity 15,02 GiB UHS Class N/A SD Bus SD High Speed (SDR25) Price £7.50 Amazon.co.uk $7.50 Amazon.com €5,12 AliExpress In order to be able to compare the current breed of SD Cards, or even MicroSD, we need to find a baseline, from which to compare a draw conclusions. If at the same time, we can also get an idea of historical evolution, the better. Although not taking into account price declines solely due to Moore’s law, performer is expected to show significant improvements, as new SDA specifications …