The Nextorage UHS-II SD Memory Card proves itself as a reliable storage solution when put to the test. The card’s write speeds were evaluated using the Blackmagic Disk Speed tool and the 128GB card peaked at 93.2MB/s – a figure slightly lower than Nextorage’s quoted 100MB/s, but impressive nonetheless. The read speeds achieving a swift 222.2MB/s, so again not bad, but not quite the promised maximum transfer speed of 280MB/s.
The card was tested using the Canon EOS R5 C and Sony A7R V cameras in real-world use. Both cameras are known for their high-resolution photography and video capabilities, which can be an issue for some SD cards. Yet, in my test the Nextorage SD card was unfazed. It handled the continuous shooting and video recording at various resolutions without a hitch, testifying to its robust performance.
Its durability was also tested, subjected to freezing conditions and 72-hour water immersion in a cup of water rather than 5m down, simulating the harsh conditions it might encounter in the field, or a pint of beer at the end of a shoot. Despite these extremes, the card maintained its top performance, demonstrating no noticeable speed or data integrity degradation.
This IPX7-rated durability and its high-speed performance make the Nextorage SD card a compelling choice for photographers in diverse shooting conditions.
Nextorage 1280GB UHS-II SE test results
Write speed of 93.2MB/s
Read speed of 222.2MB/s