Kingston 64GB Industrial Temperature MicroSD Review
By Jason Maxfield
Manufacturer: Kingston Digital
Product Name: Micro SDXC UHS-I Class 10 Industrial Temp Card with SD Adapter
Model Number: SDCIT/64GB
Price As Tested: $47.03 (NewEgg | Amazon)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Kingston Digital.
With HD video and high resolution image capturing becoming common place on smart phones and inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras, this leaves us with a need for larger capacity and faster SD cards. Kingston has recognized this need over the years, and has continually upgraded the capacity and speeds of their SD and MicroSD cards. The Kingston Industrial Temperature MicroSD is rated as a UHS-I class speed 1 (U1) MicroSD card with speeds up to 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write.
The Kingston Industrial Temperature MicroSD card is designed specifically for harsh environments with temperature extremes, from -40C to 85C. Its high insertion rating is ideal for applications in which the card will be frequently accessed and removed from devices. On top of that, Kingston extensively tests the Industrial SD cards. Industrial Temperature MicroSD cards are water, shock, vibration, and airport x-ray proof.
Industrial Temperature MicroSD card comes in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. Optionally they can be purchased with or without a SD adapter, depending on your needs.
In this review for Benchmark Reviews I will examine the Kingston Industrial Temperature 64GB MicroSD card and put it to test. Will the Industrial Temperature hold up to it’s claims? Let’s find out.
Features and Specifications courtesy Kingston website
Industrial-grade features — The card’s operating temperature rating of -40°C to 85°C makes it perfect for harsh environments. For durability, it’s rated for 10,000 minimum insertions.
Tested for industrial applications — Kingston uses wide and broad temperature testing so you can feel secure using the card in industrial applications.
UHS-I interface — Its UHS-I interface offers higher sustained write speeds to ensure data integrity by reducing transmission stutter.
MLC NAND — MLC NAND allows for large amounts of data to be written to the card.
Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Performance: UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) • 8GB: 90MB/s read and 20MB/s write, • 16GB-64GB: 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write
MicroSD Dimensions: 11mm x 15mm x 1mm
SD Adapter Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
Format: FAT32 (MicroSDHC 8GB-32GB); exFAT (MicroSDXC 64GB)
Operating & Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
Thermal Cycle Testing: interval testing completed at various extreme temperatures
Vigorous Temperature Humidity Bias: several hundred hours of testing to ensure durability at varying levels of humidity
Wide Temp Chamber Testing: completed on all SDCIT cards prior to production
Warranty: 5 years