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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
UPC: 740617253481
Price As Tested: $47.03 (NewEggAmazon)
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.

Kingston-SDCIT-64GB-Package-Front

Features

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.

Specifications

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

Voltage: 3.3V

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


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2 comments

  1. JuanPC

    industrial temperature is 105°C, 85°C rating is “standard” for capacitors, intel CPU´s safe limit is 81°C, memory is sensible to temperature, example; OCZ Agility 4 self shutdowns when temperatures are high, also others, Samsung 850 Pro uses the aluminium case as a shell, not as a heatsink, probably because other components in a laptop could overheat the memory.
    Anyway… U1 is not fast enough to record video at 100Mbps.
    U3 required.
    hdtune not tested?

  2. Jason Maxfield

    The information on Kingston’s site and it’s data sheet says 85°C. That’s why it’s in the article. Since this information is from Kingston directly, I would consult with them if you think this is an error.

    I do not own HD Tune, and the free trial version does not include write benchmarks.

    I’m not sure why you would comment that U1 is not fast enough for recording video at 100Mbps. I never stated it would write that fast, nor did any of my benchmarks.

    Clearly, U1 is designed to handle 1080p. My Canon camera and ZTE smart phone recorded 1080p video just fine @30fps. U3 would be needed for 4K and probably 1080p @60FPS.

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