With the new U3 standard now in the wild, we have seen the likes of ADATA and Kingston send their respective solutions through the lab. Today, we take a look at the solution from Strontium.
The Nitro Plus is the latest from Strontium's SDXC product line. The product sent over for review is the 128GB capacity and carries marketing specifications of 80 MB/s read and 60 MB/s write. Compatibility extends to SDXC host devices, including DSLR cameras and 4K camcorders.
MSRP of the Strontium Nitro Plus in the 128GB flavor is listed at $169.99 with a lifetime warranty.
Packaging for the Nitro Plus is quite similar to the microSDXC we reviewed previously. The front of the carton houses marketing information with the card to the right.
The back of the packaging gives details about the Nitro Plus.
Included with the card is data recovery software.
The card itself follows the standard SDXC design. On the front, we have the Nitro Plus brand with marketing below.
The Strontium Nitro Plus is factory formatted with the exFAT file system, ensuring compatibility between Windows and Macintosh computers. The usable capacity after formatting is 119GB.
In testing, we found the card was quite capable. Here we have 93 MB/s read and 64 MB/s write.
Price/Performance has the Nitro Plus in the middle of our chart. This is due to the high cost, $169.99, and not the performance; this card was one of the quickest we've tested.
The Strontium Nitro Plus in the 128GB capacity is a very capable high capacity solution for those shooting 4K video or doing a lot of high speed shooting with a DSLR. The build quality of card is ample, and the data recovery software is something I find a plus.
Performance of the card was quite good as well. We were able to exceed marketing by a fair margin, coming in at 93 MB/s read and 64 MB/s write. Price/Performance, however, put the card in the middle of the pack. Another thing of note is this card is not sold in the United States at this time.
The Strontium Nitro Plus in the 128GB capacity carries an MSRP of $169.99 with a very nice lifetime warranty.
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