Review: Transcend SDHC Ultimate 16 GB Class 10

Our score: 4/5
Reviewed: March 10, 2010 11:00 PM
 
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Published: March 10, 2010 11:00 PM
By Pierre-Jean Alzieu
Storage solutions manufacturer Transcend has also brought out a range of SDHC Ultimate Class 10 memory cards, available in 4, 8 or 16 GB capacities. The manufacturer claims that its ground-breaking new card can achieve read speeds of up to 20 MB/s and write speeds of up to 16 MB/s. Needless to say that with spec like this, we were expecting this Transcend SDHC card to pack a serious punch.

Neck and neck with the Sandisk SDHC Extreme

This memory card performed very well in our tests, with a read speed reaching up to 18.9 MB/s when faced with our barrage of files. It's therefore hot on the heels of the Sandisk SDHC Extreme 16 GB with its read speed of 19.4 MB/s under the same conditions. The Sandisk card still clearly leads on write speeds though, with 18.2 MB/s compared with 17.6 MB/s for the Transcend card.
Transcend SDHC Ultimate 16 GB Class 10 Sandisk Extreme III 4 GB Class 6
Transfer speed (MB/s)
4/5 Transcend SDHC Ultimate 16 GB Class 10 DigitalVersus 2010-03-11 00:00:00

Pros

  • Excellent speeds: 15.1 MB/s write speed - 18.6 MB/s read speed
  • Perfect for all kinds of use
  • Price

Cons

  • The card's colour

Conclusion

The Transcend SDHC Ultima 16 GB Class 10 is, as Transcend claim, an excellent memory card. It's ideal for use with all types of digital camera.

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