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Item#: N82E16820178666


Ridiculously Fast! See specs below.

Good price (even better 2 weeks ago when it was a promo).

The packaging says "Limited Lifetime Warranty" which differs from the 1 year warranty listed here in the specifications tab. But see cons to see why this may not be a good thing.

Comes with a storage case.

There is a small blank section on the front label where you can write something to identify the card. Such a simple thing, yet no one else seems to have thought of doing it.

Secure packaging so you know it's actually new, unlike the last 2 "new" SD cards I bought from Newegg that turned out to be used (they still had someone's data on them!).

Made in Korea rather than China.

Here are the bench tests for the 2 cards I purchased.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Test : 100 MB [E: 0.0% (0.0/59.7 GB)] (x3)
Date : 2013/12/12 16:15:28
OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Card 1:

Sequential Read : 84.522 MB/s
Sequential Write : 64.867 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 79.687 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 50.246 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 7.021 MB/s [ 1714.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.056 MB/s [ 257.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 9.321 MB/s [ 2275.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.372 MB/s [ 335.0 IOPS]

Card 2:

Sequential Read : 84.781 MB/s
Sequential Write : 64.113 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 79.858 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 49.485 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 7.041 MB/s [ 1719.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.033 MB/s [ 252.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 9.341 MB/s [ 2280.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.348 MB/s [ 329.1 IOPS]


I noticed this in microscopic print on the back of the package: "PNY does not warrant that the use of this product will be error free, nor does it warrant that any data stored on the product will remain accessible or uncorrupted."

This made me wonder what they do warrant with their "limited lifetime warranty" so I did a little digging. You will be very interested to know that what PNY considers "lifetime" is the "lifetime of the product" as determined by them. So in other words, whenever PNY determines that this product is "outdated" or they stop producing this particular part, your lifetime warranty ends and you have no recourse. Here is the exact text from their web site:

PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") warrants the product, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the product as sold to the original purchaser ("purchaser"), subject to all the terms and conditions hereunder. This warranty is for replacement for like items only. Lifetime replacement warranty does not cover items out of production if the company no longer stocks them. (Lifetime is defined as the lifetime of the product on the market. Outdated technology is not covered by lifetime warranty if the item is no longer available on the common market as a new product).

The provisions of this warranty shall not apply if, in PNY's sole judgment, the product has been subject to misuse or neglect, improper installation, damaged in an accident, or repaired or altered in any way that affects its performance or reliability."

So, if PNY doesn't find a way to invalidate your warranty claim, you better have saved the package it came in. You know, the one you had to destroy to get the card out? Yeah, you'll need that to file a warranty claim:

"Warranty coverage requires proof of purchase documentation evidencing the date of purchase (sales receipt or invoice) and original packaging. To obtain warranty service during the warranty period, contact PNY at blah blah blah. The consumer is responsible for all shipping costs."

Other Thoughts:

Not a ding on the product, but something to watch out for...

DHL shipping was extremely slow. Avoid if possible:

12/3/2013 7:22 AM PT Order received.
12/4/2013 11:38 AM PT Rowland Heights, CA, US PICKED UP BY SHIPPING PARTNER
12/9/2013 11:22 AM PT Compton, CA, US PROCESSED
12/11/2013 2:26 AM MT Phoenix, AZ, US TENDERED TO USPS

And delivered today by USPS. Bottom line: 9 days from ordering to delivered 375 miles away. A bicycle messenger could have gotten it here quicker. Email to Newegg about shipping delays went unanswered.

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