Transcend Secure Digital 256MB 45x - Page 2
For the test we used a USB 2.0 memory card reader by Extreme Memory, utilizing
a SMSC USB97C223-NE-04 memory controller. Since there isn't any proved
memory card benchmarking tool out there, we have chosen to use our good old
chronograph and time the seconds required to complete read and write operations
explorer. The file used throughout the reading and writing performance tests
was an exact 100MB RAR file (104.857.600 bytes).
The test machine was otherwise consisted of a P4 2.8 GHz CPU, 1GB DDR400 and a WD 2000JB HDD running Windows XP SP1.
As seen by the above chart, the Transcend memory card easily
outperforms the Traxdata memory cards, even the higher rated 52x Compact flash
module. Off course none of the tested cards could match the manufacturer rated
speed, not even by far, but this isn’t something new.
The “45x” rated Transcend card is more like a “41x read/34x
write” one, but still these figures are more than adequate for the average
user, amateur or professional. In digital cameras, write speed is the more
important, as it defines the rate data flows from the camera’s buffer
to the storage medium. In this department the Transcend SD 256MB 45x card really
stands out of the competition.
The Transcend Secure Digital card really impressed us by achieving the higher Read and Write performance of any flash memory card we have tested up to date. It should be more than sufficient for even the most demanding portable storage applications. Thumbs up!
The price of the Transcend 256Mb Ultra Perf 45x Secure Digital (SD) is around € 62,00 (incl. VAT) and can be purchased at: