Samsung 64GB Secure Digital (SD) Card MB-SGCGB Pro Series - field test


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Samsung 64GB Secure Digital (SD) Card MB-SGCGB Pro Series


Official product features

Durable and Specially Designed to Withstand Extreme Conditions
Samsung’s durable SD Memory Cards are water proof, magnet proof and shock proof, keeping your memories and data safe from everyday hazards. Our SD Memory Cards’ speed will maximize the performance of your mobile phone, camera, camcorder and other digital devices.

Water Proof and Safe – Even in Seawater
Our SD Memory Cards are water proof and safe, even in seawater. Samsung SD Memory Cards are tested and proven to last up to 24-hours in seawater.

Outstanding Shock Proof Resistance
Samsung SD Memory Cards protects your data from accidental drops and sudden impact.

From the Number One Name in Memory
Samsung Memory has been number one since 1992, and no one has produced memory cards with better performance or reliability than the engineers of Samsung Memory. With proven experience for 19 consecutive years, Samsung memory delivers the highest level of performance with unmatched style.

Faster Speeds with UHS-I
Samsung's Pro SD Card lineup feature UHS-I support with speeds up to 48MB/s to enable great performance in high-end digital still cameras and digital video cameras.

also comes in 16GB and 32GB capacity




this will be an interesting test to do, that is an impressive feature set
is it an alternative memory card to buy?

I will be testing it on my Nikon D800 with its 36MP images, can it keep up?
Is it really life proof? Lets see ...
 

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The packaging


Specifications:

Type

• SD Card
• Class: 10
• Series: Pro

Storage
• 64GB

Features
• Data Transfer Speed: Up to 80MB/s Read (UHS-I Interface)
Up to 40MB/s Write (UHS-I Interface)

Power
• Voltage: 2.7~3.6V

Environmental Specs
• Operating Temperature: -25ºC to 85ºC
• Non-operating Temperature: -40ºC to 85ºC

Dimensions (W x H x D)
• Product Dimensions: 1.26" (W) x 0.94" (H) x 0.08" (D)

Weight
• Product Weight: .07 oz.

Warranty
• Warranty: 10 Years Limited
 

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the card itself





in it goes, the card slips in without any problems, read & write without errors too



looks like my camera needs a cleaning
 

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just how many shots can you shoot with a 64GB card?


RAW + 36MP jpeg fine - 675 images


RAW only - 1K images


36MP Tiff - 558 images


36MP Jpeg normal - 3.8K images
 

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Can the Write speed keep up?

[video=youtube;KBEFp4UNjIc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBEFp4UNjIc[/video]

Samsung 64GB SD Card on a Nikon D800 shooting on continuous high, raw quality
it was able to transfer about 17 shots before slowing down, each image file is about 27 MB each
 

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[video=youtube;8kVa1eICWlU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kVa1eICWlU[/video]

this time shooting on continuous low, it was able to shoot about 24 shots before slowing down each RAW file is about 27MB

I would say that this is more than enough for my usage
 

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stay tuned as i do the unspeakable of dunking the card into a glass of water over the weekend, will it survive?
I'll test it so that you can have peace of mind
 

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stay tuned as i do the unspeakable of dunking the card into a glass of water over the weekend, will it survive?
I'll test it so that you can have peace of mind

Add salt please.... Scuba Diver might like some or most of their photos to survive if their camera drowned in the ocean...
 

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I was at SLS recently. Best Bargain #05-02 is selling Samsung SDXC Pro UHS-1 Class10 up to 80 MB/sec (read) and up to 40 MB/sec (write)


The Samsung product description is "64GB Secure Digital (SD) Card MB-SGCGB Pro Series" in case one is wondering whether the different descriptions refer to the same thing.
It is this:
Look at the model number "MB-SGCGB" to be sure
 

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stay tuned as i do the unspeakable of dunking the card into a glass of water over the weekend, will it survive?
I'll test it so that you can have peace of mind
maybe also test it with "Can It Blend?". might be a good show :)
 

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Samsung memory devices are pretty good.

but as for speed, i'd still go for the Sandisk Extreme Pro, no matter how cool and silvery the cards look
 

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800rpm washing machine torture test done, after which a quick rinse in a cup of water to remove all washing detergent and dry totally before I put it into my camera.


soaking in a cup of tap water after being cleaned
 

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Samsung memory devices are pretty good.

but as for speed, i'd still go for the Sandisk Extreme Pro, no matter how cool and silvery the cards look
I believe that their are faster cards out there, and in time it will only get faster.
But for now the Samsung is fast enough for my needs.
 

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i am still waiting for information on availability and pricing

btw i am editing the video of the state of the art 800rpm torture test
the card survived, dried overnight in an air-conditioned room and tested the next day on a Samsung NX300
 

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Perhaps can do a list of interest and give special pricing?
 

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i am still waiting for information on availability and pricing

btw i am editing the video of the state of the art 800rpm torture test
the card survived, dried overnight in an air-conditioned room and tested the next day on a Samsung NX300
can you do a test between Sandisk and Samsung UHS-I cards?

from the above posts, the samsung seems like an awesome buy for the price. but for those who really need the speed (like me), which one is the faster card? last i saw, the Sandisk 32GB 95mbps Extreme Pro UHS-I was going for $89 (shall not reveal where). if it's a viable option compared to the more expensive Sandisk, the next card i'll buy is the Samsung.
 

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