13 SDHC Memory Cards Reviewed

Transcend Class 6 16 GB, 150X 4 GB

The last two products in this roundup were provided by Transcend, which has been another important player in the memory market. The first of these was the Class 6 rated card with a total capacity of 16 GB; there are also 4 GB and 8 GB models available.

Our 16 GB test sample was good for 19.7 MB/s maximum read transfer rate and up to 15.9 MB/s maximum write throughput. The minimum write speed was 12.8 MB/s, which is a nice result.

The second card is the 150X Class 6 SDHC, and is meant to be even faster. While this was in fact the case for maximum write throughput, the minimum write transfer rate was actually a bit slower than what we saw with the conventional Class 6 card. Read throughput was generally high at 19.6-19.7 MB/s minimum to maximum read transfer rate.