Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Full-Size Adapter (MB-ME256GA/AM)

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  • IDEAL FOR RECORDING 4K UHD VIDEO: Samsung MicroSD EVO is perfect for high res photos, gaming, music, tablets, laptops, action cameras, DSLR's, drones, smartphones (Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S9, S9+, Note9, S8, S8+, Note8, S7, S7 Edge, etc.), Android devices and more
  • ULTRA FAST READ WRITE SPEEDS: Up to 100MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds; UHS Speed Class U3 and Speed Class 10 (performance may vary based on host device, interface, usage conditions, and other factors)
  • BUILT TO LAST RELIABILITY: Shock proof memory card is also water proof, temperature proof, x ray proof and magnetic proof
  • EXTENDED COMPATIBILITY: Includes full size adapter for use in cameras, laptops and desktop computers
  • 10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: 10 year limited warranty does not extend to dashcam, CCTV, surveillance camera and other write-intensive uses; Warranty for SD adapter is limited to 1 year

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Size:256 GB  |  Style:Card and Adapter Only

Simply the right card. With stunning speed and reliability, the Samsung 256GB MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card lets you get the most out of your devices. Whether you are a power user or simply want to expand your device memory, this MicroSD card gives you the advantage of ultra-fast read & write speeds of up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s, respectively. It’s also compatible with all MicroSD and wide range of full-size SD applications. Feel confident to capture, store and transfer Full HD videos, photos, music and other large files effortlessly. With massive amounts of storage, you can go ahead and savor all of what life has to offer. Your memories and adventures are irreplaceable, and now unforgettable. Backed by 4-proof protection, this card keeps your data safe against water, extreme temperatures, and other harsh conditions. Actual storage capacity may be lower than the labeled capacity; Part of the storage may be used for system files and other storage control purposes.


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Samsung EVO Select 256GB Samsung 64GB MicroSDHC PRO Endurance Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 128GB MicroSDHC PRO Endurance Memory Card w/ Adapter
Samsung 32GB MicroSDHC EVO Select Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 128GB MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 64GB MicroSDHC PRO Endurance Memory Card w/ Adapter Samsung 128GB MicroSDHC PRO Endurance Memory Card w/ Adapter
Ideal for Full HD video recording and high-res images 4K content, Full HD video recording and high-res images 4K content, Full HD video recording and high-res images 4K content, Full HD video recording and high-res images Video monitoring, Continuous recording (dash cams, surveillance & security cams, body cams) Video monitoring, Continuous recording (dash cams, surveillance & security cams, body cams)
Speed Class UHS-I Speed Grade 1 (U1) & Class 10 UHS-I Speed Grade 3 (U3) & Class 10 UHS-I Speed Grade 3 (U3) & Class 10 UHS-I Speed Grade 3 (U3) & Class 10 UHS-I Speed Grade 1 (U1) UHS-I Speed Grade 1 (U1)
Read Speed (for transferring/loading files to your device) Up to 95MB/s Up to 100MB/s Up to 100MB/s Up to 100MB/s Up to 100MB/s Up to 100MB/s
Write Speed (for taking photos in quick succession and recording 4K UHD/Full HD video) Up to 20MB/s Up to 60MB/s Up to 90MB/s Up to 90MB/s Up to 30MB/s Up to 30MB/s
Photo storage capacity up to 7,500 photos 14,000 photos 27,600 photos 55,200 photos
Full HD video storage capacity up to 4 hours of footage 8 hours 30 minutes of footage 17 hours of footage 33 hours of footage 7 hours of footage 14 hours of footage
4K UHD video storage capacity up to 1 hour 30 minutes of footage (PRO Select recommended for optimal 4K recorder performance) 3 hours of footage (PRO Select recommended for optimal 4K recorder performance) 6 hours of footage (PRO Select recommended for optimal 4K recorder performance) 12 hours of footage (PRO Select recommended for optimal 4K recorder performance) 4 hours 42 minutes of footage 9 hours 24 minutes of footage
Music storage capacity up to 3,000 songs 5,500 songs 11,500 songs 22,500 songs
Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Cameras, drones and Action Cameras Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Cameras, drones and Action Cameras Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Cameras, drones and Action Cameras Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Cameras, Drones and Action Cameras Dash cams, Surveillance & Security cams, CCTV, Body cams Dash cams, Surveillance & Security cams, CCTV, Body cams

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Obi Wan
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a winner!
Reviewed in the United States on 27 July 2017
Size: 32 GBStyle: Card and Adapter OnlyVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a winner!
Reviewed in the United States on 27 July 2017
The genuine Samsung Evo Select line of Micro SD cards are great. They are reliable and they live up to the speed and capacity classifications they claim to. I've been using Samsung cards for years and they are the only brand that consistently doesn't give me any issues year after year.

This 32GB card is no exception. However, by default the card is formatted as FAT32, but I prefer exFAT as FAT32 won't allow you to transfer a folder containing more than 4GB to the card. That's annoying if you are moving data from an old card to a new one. FAT32 has 4GB file size limitations, but on a transfer it recognizes a directory containing lots of files as 1 thing, and applies the 4GB limit. This will give you an error (in Windows anyway) that there isn't enough space available for the transfer. But if you copy the files individually it works fine. Or just format the card to exFAT and it will accept the folder that exceeds 4GB easily. exFAT will work just fine in an Android phone as well (Android 5.1 or higher. Earlier versions may have some issues with the exFAT formatting)

This card handles full HD Video at 60FPS without faulting. It's write speeds are fine to use for HD video.

But be sure to authenticate the card upon arrival to make sure it's a genuine Samsung card with the stated capacity. Micro SD cards are a favorite thing for fraudsters to counterfeit because it's cheap and easy to do it. In the past the regular Evo line of Samsung cards (the white and orange colored ones) where the popular cards to counterfeit. Though with these higher grade cards (Evo Select line with the white and green color scheme) starting to be more popular......well it behooves anyone buying a new SD card to check it's authenticity upon arrival. The 2 tone fade of the green coloring adds an additional anti-counterfeiting measure over the previous solid colors. This makes it more expensive to counterfeit a Samsung card convincingly.

What happens is that fraudulent card makers will take a 4GB Class 1 card that costs $1 to make, and hack the control chip that tells the computer what the capacity of the card is so your computer thinks it's a much larger card. Your computer will even try to write well over 4GB of data, but the data doesn't actually go anywhere. It's the same idea as putting a 100 gallon label on a 10 gallon bucket. You can pour 100 gallons into it, but 90 of those gallons are just going to flow out over the top and be lost forever.

Below are some steps to help you ensure that you get a legitimate Samsung card.

❖ For the last several years Samsung has made it's micro SD cards with white plastic. That means the actual card itself behind the colorful label on front is white. You can see the white plastic on the sides. Fake cards are almost always all black, because they are generically produced low cost cards that are given a fancy Samsung looking label on the front. If the card you get it black ON THE SIDES, it's not a Samsung. White plastic is more expensive to make, and fraudsters are all about doing it cheap. (See my images below of a real Samsung card with the white sides and back showing) The back should be black. The sides should be white. And the front should be colorful with the 2 tone green fade.

❖ Buy only from reputable vendors. Amazon is a reliable vendor. And if there is a problem, they will take it back without hassle. There are dozens of other 3rd party vendors who are just as trustworthy. But make sure you are buying from one of those. Read their seller feedback. If there are numerous complaints from people who bought fake capacity cards or even cards that didn't work properly, find a different seller.

❖ Make sure the listing looks right. This one is fine. It's a legitimate Samsung card. (I've personally bought it and tested it) But scammers will post nearly identical looking listings on Amazon that have cards that look nearly identical buy don't have the Samsung logo at the top. (Recently another scammer replaced Samsung with Sanshen on fake cards. Other than that they were identical. They used the same font any everything, including the A in Samsung that doesn't have the bar in the middle)

❖ Be careful of the price. If the price of the card you are looking at is significantly below the price of other listings for similar capacity cards, something is wrong. One of the biggest tricks scammers play is to make the price WAY lower than it should be in hopes of getting you to spend more time looking at the price tag than looking at the other things that don't add up right on the listing. Unusually low priced flash storage almost never works out well.

❖ Test the card once you buy it! Regardless of who you buy your Micro SD card from or what brand it is, test it out. A thorough way to test it is with a utility app called "h2testw". You can download it free. Just do a search for it on any search engine and you'll find it. That app writes single bit data to the drive until it's full, then it reads that data back to make sure it's readable. It will tell you what the actual capacity of this disk is. The default language on that utility is German, but you can switch to English easily. It is not fast. It will take about 45 minutes to test a 32GB card, and several hours to test a 256GB card. Just run it overnight and check the results in the morning. This is smart to do even if you have no doubts that you have an authentic Samsung (or other brand name) product. Sometimes things go wrong in manufacturing and quality control and a dud gets through. An app like h2testw will verify that your legitimate brand name card is working properly. And if it's not, you'll know right away while you are still in your 30 day exchange window.
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Farzaan Chaudhry
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake Micro SD Cards
Reviewed in Canada on 12 January 2019
Size: 128 GBStyle: Card and Adapter OnlyVerified Purchase
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AWPW
1.0 out of 5 stars FAKE
Reviewed in Canada on 28 March 2019
Size: 128 GBStyle: Card and Adapter OnlyVerified Purchase
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sergio
5.0 out of 5 stars Precio inmejorable!
Reviewed in Mexico on 27 December 2017
Size: 128 GBStyle: Card and Adapter OnlyVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Precio inmejorable!
Reviewed in Mexico on 27 December 2017
Compré esta memoria para mi Nintendo Switch, ya que si bien no pienso tener todos mis juegos digitales si quiero algunos y los datos consumen el poco espacio de la memoria. Busqué memorias en las tiendas y estan sumamente caras, por arriba de los $1500 ó $2000, según la capacidad y en mercado libre corres el riesgo de recibir pirateria. Por ello busqué en Amazon y el precio es increible menos de $1000 por 128gb es perfecto no tuve problema con esperar algunos días en recibir la memoria y adquirí una excelente capacidad de una de las mejores marcas actualmente y a un precio de casi la mitad de lo que me hubiera costado comprarla en alguna tienda y de menor capacidad.
Cabe mencionar que si compras esta memoria para tu Nintendo Switch después de insertar la memoria te pide una actualización donde la formatea, y te deja disponibles 119gb que son muy buenos.
El servicio de Amazon muy bueno, el producto es enviado de USA, y opté por el envío gratuito, debo mencionar que fueron 11 días los que tardé en recibir la memoria, la compre el 15 de diciembre y la recibí el día 26, el problema fue que se envío hasta el día 20, pero no hay problema espere tranquilamente, aunque de haber optado por el envío rápido la pude haber recibido en la misma semana, pero no tenía prisa, aunque también el tiempo de entrega puede ser menor ya que he comprado otros productos enviados desde USA y usado envío gratuito y los he recibido en un máximo de 5 días. Como dato al momento de la compra la memoria costaba poco menos de $800 y con el envío rápido subía a una cantidad entre $110-1200, por ello opté por el envío gratuito, aunque si vas a pagar envío rápido por la cantidad tal vez debas considerar otra marca ya que hay una kingston de 128gb por menos de $1100 y enviada por Amazon México. Aún así me siento feliz con mi compra por el precio fue perfecta, y no tuve problemas con esperar para recibirla
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Ranger Luke
3.0 out of 5 stars Good card and brand. 70-80mb/s requires testing to avoid fakes
Reviewed in Canada on 10 March 2019
Size: 256 GBStyle: Card and Adapter OnlyVerified Purchase
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good card and brand. 70-80mb/s requires testing to avoid fakes
Reviewed in Canada on 10 March 2019
I bought this one after two of the 128GB EVO Select turned out to be fake. I tested and authenticated my card to be a good one; however, don't trust my experience--you should always test your cards before storing precious memories on them. This one had white edges unlike the fakes which had black edges. This one had a sticker date of 2018 rather than the fakes which had 2017. I bought "Select" model because it was supposed to be exclusive to Amazon and I would avoid the hassle of fakes. Amazon let me down and I had to teach myself how to test and authenticate SD cards when I suspected something was wrong. I had to do the quality control myself when I thought I was paying for peace of mind...and now YOU have to do the same! In summary, the legit cards are very good. BUT they are not great value for money or easy to install because you will have to test each one and may have to return a few. Customer service offered me faster shipping on my replacement card (not on my whole order) and an apology. I paid full price.
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