Page 6 - Conclusion
It has been many years since we have last reviewed an SD card, and you may be thinking to yourself, "What is the point of doing all this benchmarking? It is just an SD card" -- but hey, we here at APH Networks take our review seriously when we ask the question whether the Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB is any good. One thing I will have to point out is reviewing flash memory cards are tricky because the performance of the card depends on the card reader as well. After using the company's latest Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader and retesting a bunch of old cards using it, I will have to say the Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB is confirmed to be very good. It was consistently faster than both the Kingston SDXC UHS-I U3 64GB and Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-I U3 64GB across the board; delivering up to 158.71MB/s read and 123.6MB/s write. There is not a test my old UHS-I cards could touch the Lexar card on. As far as the Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader I used for testing is concerned, it is no doubt fast, but I feel like the material and design has some room for improvement. For about $20 at press time though, the card reader is a great deal in my opinion. Back to the Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB itself, for about $34 at press time, it is a lot of storage for not a lot of money. But there is a big competitor looming in the shadows, and that is the company's own 1667X UHS-II version of this card. The UHS-II version can read at up to 250MB/s for only a dollar more at press time, so I do not see a point in buying the UHS-I version we are reviewing today at all. Note the price difference can fluctuate for a few dollars, but you get my point. Is the Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB a good card? Sure it is. Can you do better with your money? Absolutely.
Lexar provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.0/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB is a great performing UHS-I memory card for $34 at press time, but why not buy the UHS-II version for only a few dollars more?
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0