64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card Review

64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card Review

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Introduction
CompactFlash card is still the best choice for Canon EOS 5D Mark III SLR camera. Why? Because it does not support SD card UHS mode. But supports CF card up to Ultra DMA mode 7. So I got the latest version of 64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card for Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It has ultra-fast 400X performance (read at 90 MB/s and write at 60 MB/s) with four-channel support, manufactured with brand-name MLC NAND Flash chips and conforms to CF Type I standards. How does 64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card perform? Let’s find out…

64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card
64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card

Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card Features

  • Ultra-fast 400X performance with four-channel support
  • Manufactured with brand-name MLC NAND Flash chips
  • Conforms to CF Type I standards
  • Data transfer rate: Read 90MB/sec (Max)
  • Data transfer rate: Write 60MB/sec (Max)
  • Supports Ultra DMA mode 0-7
  • Support high-end DSLR
  • CompactFlash 4.1 compliant
  • Built-in hardware ECC technology for detecting and correcting errors
  • ATA interface
  • Low power consumption
  • Multi-platform compatibility
  • RoHS compliant
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card
The latest 64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card support UDMA7 and Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) standard. So it should have impressive high-speed file transfer and guaranteed 1080p Full HD video capture over multiple capture files and across file system updates without dropping frames.

Performance Results

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CrystalDiskMark
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ATTO Disk Benchmark

64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card manages to get read speed up to 134.6 MB/s sequentially. 44 MB/s over the 90 MB/s set by Transcend.The sequential writing speed is at 77.92 MB/s which exceed the specifications by 17 MB/s. Great!!! How about real world usage on Canon EOS 5D Mark III SLR camera? Let’s find out…

Yeah… In manual mode with 1/60, F2.0 and ISO 400, Canon EOS 5D Mark III SLR camera manages to capture 21 burst shots. And take 5 seconds to finish copy all internal buffer cache from 5D Mark III to 64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card.

Conclusion
64GB Transcend 400X CompactFlash Card is a great addition to your Canon SLR camera like Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS 7D. Or Nikon SLR camera like Nikon D4, Nikon D800 / D800E and Nikon D600. You get high transfer performance and pay much lesser price (when compare to other brand CF card with same speed). And great Transcend support with lifetime warranty.

Interested? You can grab one from B&H here or Amazon here.