Lexar Professional 1800x microSDHC UHS-II 32GB Card Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2016-11-21

The Professional 1800x microSDHC card from Lexar is able to provide very good read/write performances in order to be used with high-end devices as camcorders, sport camcorders, tablets, smartphones, drones, PCs and more. Thanks to the new UHS-II standard, we can record high-quality multimedia content in 3D, 4K or 1080p Full-HD while for easy switching between devices, the product is also compatible with UHS-I.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The last microSDHC/microSDXC cards we have tested in our labs were featuring UHS-I speed rating and we have seen real-life performances up to 93MB/s for reads and 80MB/s for writes (Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M401). The product we are going to take a look in this article is taking performance to the next level, with rated speeds up to 270MB/s, which is ideal for playback and recording of 1080p FHD, 3D and 4K video content.

In order to profit from these new speeds, we also need to use compatible hardware, otherwise the card will run at UHS-I speeds (SDR104). Of course, the Lexar Professional 1800x cards can also operate with non UHS-I devices, in the case they will perform at Class 10 speeds.

The Lexar Professional 1800x card is offered in a small-sized cardboard enclosure, which does show potential compatible equipment like high-end drones which can shoot in 4K, cameras, security cameras, smartphones and more:




A small product description can be found on the back side of the box, in multiple languages; the “Works with GoPro” logo can be also spotted nearby, which assures the fact that the Lexar Professional 1800x has been pre-tested with their action cameras:




Inside the enclosure, we will get to see the card with its bundle, but also a leaflet with downloadable software details (Image Rescue 5 with product code):





While the microSDHC card can be used as-is, it can be also inserted into a supplied Lexar card reader, which is UHS-II compatible:




The card reader is also provided with a small hole for fitting a lanyard:




On the back side of the USB 3.0 product, we can see its code name and revision:




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