Page 2 - Physical Look - Hardware, Test System
I can spend all day talking about the Lexar Professional 1800x SDXC UHS-II Gold 256GB's sticker design, but what good does that do if you can just look at our photo above? The Lexar Professional series a normal looking, black-colored flash memory card in the size and shape of any other member in the Secure Digital family. As per the format, a write protection switch on the left and inscriptions on the back indicate it is made in Taiwan.
The 256GB variant is the largest capacity variant in the Lexar Professional 1800x SDXC UHS-II Gold family. Larger capacity SDXC cards like 512GB or even 1TB are available at press time, but not at this speed. Lexar actually has 512GB and 1TB cards in their 1066x UHS-I Silver series. The company also offers slightly faster 2000x-rated models up to 256GB in their lineup.
To ensure the card performance is fair and not limited by the interface, we used Lexar's Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader card reader for benchmarking. This one of the fastest card readers available in the market today. I did some informal testing, and the results were considerably better than the Kingston FCR-HS4.
Our test configuration is as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Motherboard: ASUS ProArt B660-Creator D4
RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 4x32GB
Graphics: ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Chassis: NZXT H710i
Storage: Kingston KC3000 1TB, Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD 1TB
Power: Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
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