Best microSD Cards for Raspberry Pi – October 2022

Introduction

Inspired by Jeff Geerling’s microSD benchmarks, I pulled out all of the microSD cards that I had to do some testing of my own, to once and for all find out what the best micro SD cards were for this use-case. In addition to the Raspberry Pi boards, I’ll also be testing Orange Pi, Nano Pi, and Beaglebone models. Hopefully, the data will prove useful to you when buying the best micro SD cards for your own SBC. If you want to see a more general comparison/benchmark of the latest RP3A0-AU-based board from Raspberry Pi, check out my last post comparing the Raspberry Pi Zero W 2 and Raspberry Pi Zero W.

This post is largely focused on memory card performance in SBCs, however, this data could also be relevant to any Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck users that may be lurking in my readership. After all, they can use the same microSDXC cards as expandable storage for the built-in flash, and whilst the Switch is limited to around 10MB/s by its reader, it could help find the best SD card for the Steam Deck so you can access your steam library locally.

Note: I am a member of the Amazon Affiliate program and clicking on the SD card model names will take you to your local Amazon storefront. I hope you don’t mind! It helps me to purchase the little bits I use for testing in my guides/benchmarks.

microSD Cards used in these Raspberry Pi benchmarks

What SD card should I use for Raspberry Pi?

To find out, all testing was done with the microSD card used as the main operating system disk, with Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian) on the Raspberry Pi boards, and the latest versions of Armbian or manufacturer-provided operating systems where possible on others. The transfer speeds in 4 different areas were tested and again, whilst this is focused on Single Board Computer performance, the information can be used to help when considering an SD card for your action cameras, or digital cameras or even to boost capacity on your mobile phone (if it’s lucky enough to have a microSD slot) for 4K video recording. Now, let’s find the best MicroSD card for Raspberry Pi.

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)39.42 MB/s13.77 MB/s8.13 MB/s0.73 MB/s0.75 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)41.91 MB/s13.93 MB/s8.3 MB/s2.65 MB/s2.7 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)39.63 MB/s17.53 MB/s7.99 MB/s2.25 MB/s2.6 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)39.68 MB/s35.27 MB/s7.28 MB/s3.63 MB/s0.73 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)38.98 MB/s35.87 MB/s6.66 MB/s3.51 MB/s0.76 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)38.42 MB/s20.73 MB/s5.7 MB/s2.16 MB/s0.63 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)39.66 MB/s17.17 MB/s8.58 MB/s4.49 MB/s0.97 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)40.31 MB/s24.37 MB/s9.94 MB/s2.55 MB/s0.75 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)39.3 MB/s36.3 MB/s10.2 MB/s4.35 MB/s1.11 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)N/AN/AN/AN/A N/A
Verbatim Premium (16GB)40.44 MB/s11.6 MB/s7.55 MB/s2.8 MB/s0.98 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)43.35 MB/s33.3 MB/s7.57 MB/s3.51 MB/s0.6 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)41.05 MB/s34.7 MB/s8.05 MB/s4.3 MB/s1.07 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)40.77 MB/s29.57 MB/s6.74 MB/s2.9 MB/s0.87 ms
Kodak (64GB)40.11 MB/s27.97 MB/s3.33 MB/s0.84 MB/s0.87 ms
Intenso (64GB)40.12 MB/s34.73 MB/s9.81 MB/s4.36 MB/s0.95 ms
Transcend (32GB)42.34 MB/s20.43 MB/s11.11 MB/s3.96 MB/s0.55 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)40.08 MB/s24.07 MB/s9.28 MB/s2.66 MB/s0.74 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)40.89 MB/s32.67 MB/s10.03 MB/s2.62 MB/s0.6 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)41.55 MB/s30.27 MB/s6.15 MB/s3.08 MB/s0.74 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)41.46 MB/s31.7 MB/s9.34 MB/s2.67 MB/s0.67 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi 4 Model B bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.5 MB/s14 MB/s5.16 MB/s0.66 MB/s0.96 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.62 MB/s14.1 MB/s6.86 MB/s2.52 MB/s2.69 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.51 MB/s16.3 MB/s6.87 MB/s2.55 MB/s2.74 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.77 MB/s20.63 MB/s6.23 MB/s3.59 MB/s0.73 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.55 MB/s20.8 MB/s5.82 MB/s3.62 MB/s0.78 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.5 MB/s9.9 MB/s4.35 MB/s2.01 MB/s0.85 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.85 MB/s15.4 MB/s7.27 MB/s4.27 MB/s0.76 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.53 MB/s16.6 MB/s6.65 MB/s1.93 MB/s0.88 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)21.68 MB/s21.2 MB/s8.21 MB/s4.05 MB/s1.03 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.35 MB/s10.9 MB/s6.53 MB/s2.6 MB/s0.82 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.62 MB/s11.23 MB/s3.85 MB/s0.82 MB/s0.86 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.65 MB/s20.9 MB/s6.13 MB/s3.11 MB/s0.66 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.79 MB/s20.73 MB/s6.64 MB/s3.83 MB/s1.1 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.68 MB/s18.5 MB/s5.96 MB/s2.71 MB/s0.76 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.42 MB/s20.13 MB/s3.14 MB/s0.83 MB/s0.85 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.63 MB/s20.8 MB/s7.93 MB/s3.85 MB/s1 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.68 MB/s12.77 MB/s6.47 MB/s2.53 MB/s0.66 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.5 MB/s18.57 MB/s6.55 MB/s2.12 MB/s0.85 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.64 MB/s17.97 MB/s5.51 MB/s1.29 MB/s0.8 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.4 MB/s20 MB/s5.1 MB/s2.98 MB/s0.77 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.31 MB/s20.57 MB/s7.22 MB/s2.07 MB/s0.85 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi 3 Model B bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.42 MB/s13.7 MB/s5.89 MB/s0.69 MB/s0.91 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.41 MB/s12.17 MB/s5.93 MB/s2.35 MB/s2.76 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.46 MB/s15.43 MB/s5.88 MB/s2.15 MB/s2.79 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.5 MB/s20.17 MB/s5.5 MB/s3.28 MB/s0.88 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.45 MB/s20.23 MB/s5.4 MB/s3.3 MB/s0.85 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.09 MB/s9.87 MB/s3.88 MB/s1.86 MB/s0.95 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.48 MB/s14.83 MB/s6.28 MB/s3.76 MB/s0.94 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.28 MB/s16.73 MB/s6.27 MB/s1.83 MB/s1.04 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)21.52 MB/s20.03 MB/s6.84 MB/s3.68 MB/s1.15 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.4 MB/s10.93 MB/s5.78 MB/s2.45 MB/s1.09 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.11 MB/s11.07 MB/s3.67 MB/s0.79 MB/s1.01 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.49 MB/s19.63 MB/s5.08 MB/s2.9 MB/s0.83 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.54 MB/s19.6 MB/s5.56 MB/s3.38 MB/s1.2 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.46 MB/s17.27 MB/s4.99 MB/s2.5 MB/s0.88 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.27 MB/s19.03 MB/s2.98 MB/s0.81 MB/s1.08 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.55 MB/s20.27 MB/s6.77 MB/s3.55 MB/s1.14 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.42 MB/s12.67 MB/s6.13 MB/s2.4 MB/s0.77 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.15 MB/s18.37 MB/s5.85 MB/s1.9 MB/s1.13 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.39 MB/s17.77 MB/s5.24 MB/s1.26 MB/s0.9 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.31 MB/s19.47 MB/s4.69 MB/s2.75 MB/s0.92 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.17 MB/s20.13 MB/s5.77 MB/s1.94 MB/s0.94 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi 2 Model B bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.16 MB/s13.27 MB/s3.92 MB/s0.65 MB/s1.27 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.15 MB/s11.8 MB/s3.96 MB/s1.93 MB/s3.85 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.15 MB/s14.57 MB/s3.95 MB/s1.74 MB/s3.05 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.21 MB/s17.87 MB/s3.76 MB/s2.51 MB/s1.17 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.14 MB/s17.73 MB/s3.69 MB/s2.49 MB/s1.18 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.01 MB/s9.47 MB/s2.92 MB/s1.6 MB/s1.25 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.16 MB/s13.6 MB/s4.1 MB/s2.74 MB/s1.15 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)20.96 MB/s16 MB/s4.01 MB/s1.54 MB/s1.32 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)20.69 MB/s18.33 MB/s4.38 MB/s2.71 MB/s1.5 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.09 MB/s10.4 MB/s3.89 MB/s1.99 MB/s1.34 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)20.86 MB/s9.97 MB/s2.81 MB/s0.74 MB/s1.25 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.03 MB/s16.7 MB/s3.73 MB/s2.31 MB/s1.1 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.26 MB/s17.93 MB/s3.99 MB/s2.66 MB/s1.5 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.16 MB/s15.57 MB/s3.7 MB/s2.08 MB/s1.18 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.01 MB/s16.33 MB/s2.39 MB/s0.76 MB/s1.25 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.32 MB/s17.8 MB/s4.37 MB/s2.67 MB/s1.42 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.16 MB/s11.6 MB/s4.1 MB/s1.98 MB/s1.07 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)20.88 MB/s15.87 MB/s4.06 MB/s1.63 MB/s1.27 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.09 MB/s15.97 MB/s3.69 MB/s1.14 MB/s1.19 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.04 MB/s17.2 MB/s3.46 MB/s2.17 MB/s1.18 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)20.81 MB/s16.93 MB/s4.89 MB/s1.62 MB/s1.26 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi 1 Model B bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.11 MB/s13.53 MB/s4.83 MB/s0.66 MB/s1.21 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.19 MB/s12.77 MB/s4.9 MB/s2.01 MB/s3.04 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.23 MB/s15.8 MB/s4.87 MB/s1.82 MB/s3.05 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.25 MB/s19.07 MB/s4.53 MB/s2.68 MB/s1.15 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.23 MB/s18.57 MB/s4.43 MB/s2.7 MB/s1.18 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.03 MB/s9.8 MB/s3.17 MB/s1.68 MB/s1.24 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.21 MB/s14.23 MB/s5.1 MB/s3.04 MB/s1.14 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)20.98 MB/s17.03 MB/s4.68 MB/s1.79 MB/s1.29 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)21.36 MB/s19.6 MB/s5.49 MB/s2.98 MB/s1.38 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.15 MB/s10.8 MB/s4.7 MB/s2.14 MB/s1.36 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)20.92 MB/s10.4 MB/s3.02 MB/s0.75 MB/s1.27 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.18 MB/s18.9 MB/s4.42 MB/s2.46 MB/s1.06 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.29 MB/s19.5 MB/s4.88 MB/s2.9 MB/s1.49 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.18 MB/s17.37 MB/s4.39 MB/s2.22 MB/s1.15 ms
Kodak (64GB) 21.02 MB/s17.97 MB/s2.56 MB/s0.77 MB/s1.24 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.33 MB/s19.63 MB/s5.52 MB/s2.92 MB/s2.25 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.15 MB/s12.27 MB/s5.02 MB/s2.08 MB/s1.06 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)20.91 MB/s17.23 MB/s4.82 MB/s1.64 MB/s1.33 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.14 MB/s17.17 MB/s4.4 MB/s1.19 MB/s1.21 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.2 MB/s18.6 MB/s3.75 MB/s2.42 MB/s1.17 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)20.81 MB/s16.93 MB/s4.89 MB/s1.62 MB/s1.28 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi Zero W bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.69 MB/s13.97 MB/s6.53 MB/s0.7 MB/s0.77 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.69 MB/s12.93 MB/s6.5 MB/s2.39 MB/s2.67 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.69 MB/s16.47 MB/s6.58 MB/s2.16 MB/s2.69 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.7 MB/s20.5 MB/s6.03 MB/s3.64 MB/s0.73 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.71 MB/s20.6 MB/s5.88 MB/s3.37 MB/s0.74 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.16 MB/s9.93 MB/s4.1 MB/s1.94 MB/s0.8 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.69 MB/s15.2 MB/s6.98 MB/s4.05 MB/s0.75 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.47 MB/s18.27 MB/s6.36 MB/s1.94 MB/s0.89 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)21.84 MB/s21.13 MB/s7.78 MB/s3.93 MB/s0.97 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.65 MB/s11.17 MB/s6.32 MB/s2.6 MB/s0.86 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.31 MB/s10.4 MB/s3.02 MB/s0.75 MB/s1.27 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.74 MB/s20.63 MB/s5.92 MB/s3.14 MB/s0.66 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.73 MB/s20.83 MB/s6.45 MB/s3.79 MB/s1.08 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.69 MB/s18.67 MB/s5.7 MB/s2.68 MB/s0.76 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.47 MB/s1967 MB/s3.12 MB/s0.83 MB/s0.83 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.82 MB/s20.7 MB/s7.54 MB/s3.81 MB/s1.1 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.63 MB/s13.03 MB/s6.73 MB/s2.55 MB/s0.65 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.31 MB/s18.47 MB/s6.5 MB/s1.88 MB/s0.92 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.59 MB/s18.2 MB/s5.73 MB/s1.3 MB/s0.78 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.48 MB/s20 MB/s4.26 MB/s2.89 MB/s0.76 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.46 MB/s19.43 MB/s6.61 MB/s1.97 MB/s0.85 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)22.55 MB/s14.03 MB/s5.5 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.89 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22.59 MB/s14.60 MB/s6.87 MB/s3.03 MB/s2.69 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)22.59 MB/s17.57 MB/s7.12 MB/s2.64 MB/s2.68 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)22.62 MB/s21.87 MB/s6.01 MB/s4.27 MB/s0.71 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22.53 MB/s21.77 MB/s5.22 MB/s4.24 MB/s0.76 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.39 MB/s10.10 MB/s4.84 MB/s2.17 MB/s0.78 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)22.63 MB/s16.93 MB/s9.21 MB/s5.04 MB/s0.73 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)22.49 MB/s20.8 MB/s5.23 MB/s2.33 MB/s1.22 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.71 MB/s22.3 MB/s9.76 MB/s4.91 MB/s0.93 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)22.41 MB/s11.33 MB/s4.51 MB/s0.86 MB/s0.78 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)22.59 MB/s11.77 MB/s8.14 MB/s3.00 MB/s0.85 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)22.56 MB/s21.3 MB/s5.85 MB/s3.75 MB/s0.65 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)22.71 MB/s21.97 MB/s8.6 MB/s4.65 MB/s 1.03 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)22.59 MB/s19.13 MB/s7.23 MB/s3.12 MB/s0.75 ms
Kodak (64GB)22.18 MB/s20.07 MB/s3.34 MB/s0.85 MB/s0.93 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.65 MB/s21.97 MB/s9.47 MB/s4.69 MB/s1 ms
Transcend (32GB)22.55 MB/s13.37 MB/s8.95 MB/s2.94 MB/s0.64 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)22.5 MB/s20.27 MB/s5.35 MB/s2.24 MB/s1.09 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)22.27 MB/s19.7 MB/s6.64 MB/s1.36 MB/s0.86 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)22.57 MB/s21.33 MB/s4.74 MB/s3.54 MB/s0.75 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)22.51 MB/s20.03 MB/s5.65 MB/s2.21 MB/s0.82 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Orange Pi Zero 2 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.98 MB/s13.97 MB/s7.07 MB/s0.65 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22 MB/s13.33 MB/s6.35 MB/s2.19 MB/s2.71 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)22.05 MB/s17.23 MB/s6.46 MB/s2.13 MB/s2.73 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.96 MB/s22.03 MB/s5.59 MB/s3.42 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22.06 MB/s21.97 MB/s4.9 MB/s3.4 MB/s0.81 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.28 MB/s10.17 MB/s4.44 MB/s1.83 MB/s0.82 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)22.03 MB/s16.53 MB/s7.82 MB/s3.65 MB/s0.8 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.85 MB/s20.6 MB/s6.25 MB/s1.53 MB/s1.31 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.3 MB/s22.3 MB/s8.51 MB/s3.91 MB/s1 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.82 MB/s11.1 MB/s4.03 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.85 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)22.01 MB/s11.6 MB/s7.08 MB/s2.15 MB/s0.87 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)22.06 MB/s21.43 MB/s5.45 MB/s3.24 MB/s0.66 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)22.27 MB/s22.03 MB/s7.77 MB/s3.81 MB/s1.04 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.95 MB/s18.97 MB/s6.25 MB/s2.33 MB/s0.76 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.81 MB/s21 MB/s3.26 MB/s0.74 MB/s0.85 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.03 MB/s22.07 MB/s8.35 MB/s3.81 MB/s1.07 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.84 MB/s13.37 MB/s7.77 MB/s2.3 MB/s0.66 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.92 MB/s20.2 MB/s6.47 MB/s1.62 MB/s1.03 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.97 MB/s20.1 MB/s6.35 MB/s1.16 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.83 MB/s21.13 MB/s4.65 MB/s3.08 MB/s0.78 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.94 MB/s20.53 MB/s5.22 MB/s1.63 MB/s1.1 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Orange Pi Zero LTS bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)42.23 MB/s13.3 MB/s8.13 MB/s0.75 MB/s0.92 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)63.2 MB/s15.17 MB/s10.11 MB/s2.9 MB/s2.77 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)63.41 MB/s19.13 MB/s9.86 MB/s2.8 MB/s2.8 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)63.37 MB/s50.9 MB/s8.66 MB/s4.44 MB/s0.9 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)62.91 MB/s52.5 MB/s8.33 MB/s4.27 MB/s0.9 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)62.89 MB/s24.57 MB/s7.14 MB/s2.38 MB/s0.8 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)62.31 MB/s18.03 MB/s11.02 MB/s5.66 MB/s0.98 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)63.05 MB/s27 MB/s12.48 MB/s2.49 MB/s0.91 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)64.02 MB/s54.7 MB/s12.99 MB/s5.49 MB/s1.12 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)60.95 MB/s15.9 MB/s4.6 MB/s0.74 MB/s0.93 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)60.73 MB/s11.5 MB/s9.58 MB/s2.26 MB/s1.01 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)61.67 MB/s41.87 MB/s8.51 MB/s3.97 MB/s0.76 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)64.14 MB/s47.43 MB/s9.77 MB/s5.14 MB/s1.22 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)63.8 MB/s40.83 MB/s8.22 MB/s3.31 MB/s0.87 ms
Kodak (64GB) 62.03MB/s36.1 MB/s3.79 MB/s0.88 MB/s0.99 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.5 MB/s 21.87MB/s9.16 MB/s4.43 MB/s1.24 ms
Transcend (32GB) 63.15MB/s24.07 MB/s14.41 MB/s4.55 MB/s0.68 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)63.03 MB/s25.87 MB/s12.24 MB/s2.37 MB/s0.92 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)64.04 MB/s48.8 MB/s12.21 MB/s2.86 MB/s0.77 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)62.82 MB/s 46.07MB/s7.07 MB/s2.94 MB/s0.9 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)63.7 MB/s43.13 MB/s12.12 MB/s2.45 MB/s0.83 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)9.2 MB/s8.73 MB/s4.44 MB/s0.66 MB/s1.18 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)9.32 MB/s6.57 MB/s4.52 MB/s2.21 MB/s2.99 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)9.3 MB/s7.37 MB/s4.53 MB/s2.44 MB/s3.02 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)9.25 MB/s9.03 MB/s3.17 MB/s2.95 MB/s1.01 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB) N/A N/AN/A N/A N/A
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)9.3 MB/s8.77 MB/s4.04 MB/s1.99 MB/s0.9 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)9.27 MB/s9.03 MB/s5.18 MB/s3.61 MB/s1.02 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)9.15 MB/s5.33 MB/s4.6 MB/s1.84 MB/s1.54 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)9.58 MB/s9.23 MB/s5.46 MB/s3.49 MB/s1.22 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)8.89 MB/s6.8 MB/s3.27 MB/s0.8 MB/s1.22 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)9.15 MB/s6.37 MB/s4.86 MB/s2.42 MB/s1.11 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)9.15 MB/s8.57 MB/s3.04 MB/s2.64 MB/s0.97 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)9.57 MB/s9.17 MB/s5.14 MB/s3.35 MB/s1.29 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)9.43 MB/s9 MB/s4.51 MB/s2.49 MB/s1.04 ms
Kodak (64GB)9.16 MB/s8.83 MB/s2.76 MB/s0.81 MB/s1.13 ms
Intenso (64GB)9.57 MB/s9.2 MB/s5.43 MB/s3.37 MB/s1.22 ms
Transcend (32GB)8.92 MB/s6.97 MB/s4.88 MB/s2.3 MB/s0.94 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)9.08 MB/s5.1 MB/s4.42 MB/s1.79 MB/s1.23 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)9.11 MB/s6.47 MB/s4.33 MB/s1.24 MB/s1.06 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)9.16 MB/s7.8 MB/s2.84 MB/s2.72 MB/s1.02 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)9.27 MB/s6.93 MB/s4.58 MB/s1.92 MB/s1.13 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Orange Pi i96 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.9 MB/s14.1 MB/s5.97 MB/s0.63 MB/s0.89 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.94 MB/s13.4 MB/s6.39 MB/s2.24 MB/s2.7 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.9 MB/s17.27 MB/s6.49 MB/s2.14 MB/s2.7 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.97 MB/s21.93 MB/s5.65 MB/s3.25 MB/s0.74 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.9 MB/s21.9 MB/s5.02 MB/s3.41 MB/s0.75 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.29 MB/s10.2 MB/s4.47 MB/s1.84 MB/s0.8 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.96 MB/s16.83 MB/s7.89 MB/s3.65 MB/s0.71 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.73 MB/s20.63 MB/s5.19 MB/s1.61 MB/s1.22 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.05 MB/s22.33 MB/s8.79 MB/s3.91 MB/s1 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)21.72 MB/s11.13 MB/s4.04 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.85 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.8 MB/s11.6 MB/s7 MB/s2.14 MB/s0.85 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.86 MB/s21.5 MB/s5.49 MB/s3.31 MB/s0.67 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)22.2 MB/s21.93 MB/s7.59 MB/s3.81 MB/s1.06 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.87 MB/s19.03 MB/s6.18 MB/s2.31 MB/s0.75 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.9 MB/s21.03 MB/s3.22 MB/s0.73 MB/s0.84 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.23 MB/s22 MB/s8.44 MB/s3.82 MB/s1 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.88 MB/s13.47 MB/s7.7 MB/s2.32 MB/s0.63 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.82 MB/s20.5 MB/s5.33 MB/s1.56 MB/s1.16 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.86 MB/s20.27 MB/s6.3 MB/s1.16 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.91 MB/s12.2 MB/s4.65 MB/s3 MB/s0.77 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.75 MB/s20.2 MB/s6.2 MB/s1.85 MB/s0.92 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Nano Pi NEO bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.19 MB/s16.33 MB/s6.36 MB/s0.68 MB/s1.03 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)21.22 MB/s14.3 MB/s6.28 MB/s2.39 MB/s2.88 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.22 MB/s17.87 MB/s6.29 MB/s1.6 MB/s2.9 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.25 MB/s21.43 MB/s5.9 MB/s3.46 MB/s0.98 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)21.23 MB/s21.83 MB/s5.71 MB/s3.47 MB/s1 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)10.8 MB/s10.63 MB/s4.03 MB/s1.91 MB/s1.04 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.3 MB/s18.27 MB/s6.73 MB/s4.04 MB/s0.98 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.09 MB/s20.73 MB/s5.67 MB/s1.92 MB/s1.11 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)21.38 MB/s22.43 MB/s7.55 MB/s3.93 MB/s1.27 ms
PNY Performance Plus (16GB)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.2 MB/s MB/s6.14 MB/s2.57 MB/s1.1 ms
Onboard eMMC (2GB)21.19 MB/s6.73 MB/s4.56 MB/s3.93 MB/s1.09 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.23 MB/s20.43 MB/s5.55 MB/s3.04 MB/s0.9 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.32 MB/s21 MB/s6.29 MB/s3.77 MB/s1.32 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.32 MB/s18.07 MB/s5.51 MB/s2.65 MB/s0.99 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.02 MB/s20.17 MB/s3.11 MB/s0.82 MB/s1.07 ms
Intenso (64GB)14.34 MB/s16 MB/s5.06 MB/s3.75 MB/s4.74 ms
Transcend (32GB)20.19 MB/s12.53 MB/s6.31 MB/s2.45 MB/s1.01 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.16 MB/s18.6 MB/s6.76 MB/s2.1 MB/s1.12 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.21 MB/s19.53 MB/s5.51 MB/s1.29 MB/s1.03 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.16 MB/s19.37 MB/s5.02 MB/s2.92 MB/s1.01 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.18 MB/s20.17 MB/s6.14 MB/s2.02 MB/s1.08 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks BeagleBone Black bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.86 MB/s14.27 MB/s5.24 MB/s0.63 MB/s0.9 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22.03 MB/s14.43 MB/s6.29 MB/s2.5 MB/s2.69 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)21.89 MB/s17.7 MB/s6.51 MB/s2.16 MB/s2.74 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)21.96 MB/s22.03 MB/s5.68 MB/s3.29 MB/s0.74 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22 MB/s22.07 MB/s5.02 MB/s3.39 MB/s0.79 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.26 MB/s10.2 MB/s4.36 MB/s1.86 MB/s0.8 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)21.95 MB/s16.4 MB/s7.93 MB/s3.79 MB/s0.73 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.74 MB/s20.73 MB/s5.07 MB/s1.51 MB/s1.07 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.14 MB/s22.43 MB/s8.22 MB/s3.91 MB/s1.01 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)22.09 MB/s11.7 MB/s7.11 MB/s2.12 MB/s0.87 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)21.96 MB/s21.77 MB/s5.51 MB/s3.26 MB/s0.68 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.87 MB/s21.97 MB/s7.7 MB/s3.81 MB/s1.07 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.87 MB/s19.17 MB/s6.62 MB/s2.37 MB/s0.76 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.78 MB/s20.9 MB/s3.28 MB/s0.73 MB/s0.85 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.17 MB/s22.03 MB/s8.39 MB/s3.83 MB/s1.01 ms
Transcend (32GB)21.89 MB/s13.77 MB/s7.62 MB/s2.32 MB/s0.66 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.88 MB/s20.73 MB/s6.12 MB/s1.53 MB/s1.01 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.97 MB/s20.47 MB/s6.45 MB/s1.16 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)21.8 MB/s21.27 MB/s4.63 MB/s2.86 MB/s0.77 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.84 MB/s20.9 MB/s6.35 MB/s1.65 MB/s1.06 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Banana Pi M2 Zero 1.0 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)11.4 MB/s8.57 MB/s4.88 MB/s0.61 MB/s1 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)11.4 MB/s9.07 MB/s4.56 MB/s2.07 MB/s2.95 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)11.42 MB/s9.37 MB/s4.6 MB/s1.87 MB/s3 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)11.42 MB/s10.8 MB/s3.18 MB/s2.68 MB/s0.96 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)11.4 MB/s10.8 MB/s2.74 MB/s2.63 MB/s0.99 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)5.73 MB/s5.57 MB/s2.97 MB/s1.51 MB/s1.19 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)11.42 MB/s9.67 MB/s5.27 MB/s3.08 MB/s0.93 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)11.39 MB/s10.63 MB/s4.3 MB/s1.55 MB/s1.45 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)11.48 MB/s10.77 MB/s5.51 MB/s3.25 MB/s1.18 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)11.41 MB/s10.3 MB/s4.9 MB/s1.83 MB/s1.08 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)11.42 MB/s10.7 MB/s3.1 MB/s2.47 MB/s0.87 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)11.48 MB/s10.8 MB/s5.12 MB/s3.03 MB/s1.42 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)11.41 MB/s8.03 MB/s4.46 MB/s2.13 MB/s0.98 ms
Kodak (64GB)11.38 MB/s10.6 MB/s2.68 MB/s0.75 MB/s1.05 ms
Intenso (64GB)11.47 MB/s10.8 MB/s5.46 MB/s3.03 MB/s1.23 ms
Transcend (32GB)11.48 MB/s8.03 MB/s5.12 MB/s2.06 MB/s0.86 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)11.38 MB/s10.6 MB/s4.49 MB/s1.45 MB/s1.45 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)11.48 MB/s10.47 MB/s4.61 MB/s1.13 MB/s0.96 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)11.4 MB/s10.57 MB/s2.85 MB/s2.46 MB/s0.99 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)11.38 MB/s10.63 MB/s3.99 MB/s1.42 MB/s1.33 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Mango Pi MQ Pro bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)22.04 MB/s14.13 MB/s4.96 MB/s0.71 MB/s1.2 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22.4 MB/s13.3 MB/s6.74 MB/s2.45 MB/s2.76 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)22.38 MB/s11.83 MB/s6.11 MB/s1.92 MB/s2.88 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)22.44 MB/s21.47 MB/s6.25 MB/s3.1 MB/s0.87 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22.44 MB/s21.43 MB/s6.11 MB/s2.94 MB/s0.88 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.36 MB/s10 MB/s4.27 MB/s1.77 MB/s0.95 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)22.45 MB/s16 MB/s7.26 MB/s3.44 MB/s0.85 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)22.33 MB/s19.17 MB/s6.67 MB/s1.62 MB/s0.98 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.61 MB/s21.7 MB/s8.02 MB/s3.8 MB/s1.14 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)22.4 MB/s11.63 MB/s6.62 MB/s2.07 MB/s1.01 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)22.37 MB/s20.93 MB/s5.79 MB/s2.84 MB/s0.82 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)22.62 MB/s21.8 MB/s6.61 MB/s3.46 MB/s1.23 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)22.4 MB/s18.73 MB/s5.79 MB/s2.51 MB/s0.89 ms
Kodak (64GB)22.33 MB/s20.47 MB/s3.25 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.96 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.51 MB/s21.67 MB/s7.72 MB/s3.52 MB/s1.14 ms
Transcend (32GB)22.36 MB/s13.2 MB/s6.89 MB/s2.36 MB/s0.81 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)22.33 MB/s18.97 MB/s7.21 MB/s1.44 MB/s0.99 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)22.41 MB/s19.6 MB/s5.59 MB/s1.14 MB/s0.94 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)22.3 MB/s19.5 MB/s5.24 MB/s2.8 MB/s0.92 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)22.36 MB/s20 MB/s6.79 MB/s1.6 MB/s0.89 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks RockPi S 1.3 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)21.86 MB/s12.2 MB/s6.99 MB/s0.75 MB/s0.7 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22.26 MB/s11.73 MB/s2.76 MB/s2.63 MB/s2.65 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)22.13 MB/s13.8 MB/s8.22 MB/s2.43 MB/s2.61 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)22.18 MB/s17.93 MB/s7.51 MB/s4.08 MB/s0.64 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22.16 MB/s17.73 MB/s7.14 MB/s4.08 MB/s0.66 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.24 MB/s9.33 MB/s4.81 MB/s2.14 MB/s0.71 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)22.03 MB/s12.8 MB/s8.77 MB/s4.84 MB/s0.65 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)21.87 MB/s12.47 MB/s8.07 MB/s1.92 MB/s0.77 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.02 MB/s19.6 MB/s10.08 MB/s4.69 MB/s0.98 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)21.79 MB/s10.2 MB/s7.85 MB/s2.93 MB/s0.76 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)22.13 MB/s17.03 MB/s7.12 MB/s3.68 MB/s0.58 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)21.85 MB/s19.33 MB/s7.87 MB/s4.44 MB/s1.06 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)21.88 MB/s17.4 MB/s6.85 MB/s3.04 MB/s0.66 ms
Kodak (64GB)21.32 MB/s15.73 MB/s3.37 MB/s0.86 MB/s0.73 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.92 MB/s19.3 MB/s9.54 MB/s4.48 MB/s1.01 ms
Transcend (32GB)Refusedtobootat all🙁
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)21.79 MB/s12.8 MB/s8.1 MB/s1.38 MB/s0.79 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)21.94 MB/s15.43 MB/s6.95 MB/s1.39 MB/s0.67 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)22 MB/s16.23 MB/s6.11 MB/s3.32 MB/s0.72 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)21.93 MB/s13.53 MB/s8.22 MB/s2.07 MB/s0.69 ms
Onboard eMMC (32GB)133.98 MB/s67.77 MB/s28.62 MB/s27.79 MB/s1.55 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks Radxa Zero 4GB 1.51 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)37.14 MB/s13 MB/s5.91 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.69 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)72.82 MB/s13.17 MB/s11.1 MB/s3.01 MB/s2.46 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)73.31 MB/s17 MB/s11.09 MB/s3.02 MB/s2.49 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)74.42 MB/s37.8 MB/s9.87 MB/s3.8 MB/s0.46 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)71.74 MB/s43.03 MB/s9.63 MB/s3.71 MB/s0.51 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)69.96 MB/s23.87 MB/s7.52 MB/s2.39 MB/s0.41 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)71.91 MB/s18 MB/s12.64 MB/s5.8 MB/s0.49 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)76.25 MB/s18.1 MB/s14.39 MB/s2.72 MB/s0.57 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)76.25 MB/s38.1 MB/s15 MB/s5.58 MB/s0.67 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)68.64 MB/s10.7 MB/s10.91 MB/s3.26 MB/s0.61 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)72.84 MB/s35.4 MB/s9.5 MB/s3.44 MB/s0.42 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)73.88 MB/s32.05 MB/s11.13 MB/s5.25 MB/s0.81 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)78.03 MB/s40.23 MB/s9.27 MB/s3.36 MB/s0.51 ms
Kodak (64GB)69.63 MB/s34.2 MB/s4.07 MB/s0.93 MB/s0.57 ms
Intenso (64GB)18.6 MB/s18.35 MB/s9.82 MB/s4.44 MB/s0.91 ms
Transcend (32GB)Refusedtobootat all🙁
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)75.14 MB/s18.23 MB/s13.57 MB/s2.63 MB/s0.54 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)79.18 MB/s24.75 MB/s14.15 MB/s2.9 MB/s0.4 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)69.31 MB/s29.4 MB/s7.82 MB/s3.53 MB/s0.54 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)71.99 MB/s37.13 MB/s14.43 MB/s2.27 MB/s0.49 ms
Onboard eMMC (16GB)203.56 MB/s49.8 MB/s28.47 MB/s35.67 MB/s0.25 us
SBC SD Benchmarks BananaPi M2S v.10 S992X CPU Variant bret.dk 1

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)34.79 MB/s12.7 MB/s5.75 MB/s0.71 MB/s0.85 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)71 MB/s12.6 MB/s9.35 MB/s2.89 MB/s2.89 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)70.93 MB/s12.6 MB/s9.35 MB/s2.89 MB/s2.81 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)72.62 MB/s32.7 MB/s8.57 MB/s3.87 MB/s0.62 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)72.57 MB/s40.53 MB/s8.21 MB/s3.89 MB/s0.68 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)67.2 MB/s22.93 MB/s6.72 MB/s2.25 MB/s0.85 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)67.3 MB/s17.65 MB/s10.38 MB/s5.05 MB/s0.67 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)66.66 MB/s16.03 MB/s11.37 MB/s2.27 MB/s0.8 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)74.58 MB/s36.5 MB/s11.9 MB/s4.92 MB/s1.21 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)63.32 MB/s10.33 MB/s9.15 MB/s2.99 MB/s0.75 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)72.52 MB/s34.4 MB/s8.28 MB/s3.35 MB/s0.82 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)74.89 MB/s31.1 MB/s9.22 MB/s4.67 MB/s0.94 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)65.61 MB/s30.9 MB/s8.14 MB/s3.2 MB/s0.89 ms
Kodak (64GB)62.11 MB/s31.8 MB/s3.39 MB/s0.86 MB/s1.02 ms
Intenso (64GB)21.9 MB/s17.9 MB/s8.4 MB/s3.95 MB/s1.29 ms
Transcend (32GB)76.75 MB/s20.5 MB/s12.93 MB/s4.13 MB/s0.58 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)67.86 MB/s17.6 MB/s11.37 MB/s2.19 MB/s1.08 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)76.56 MB/s23.7 MB/s11.4 MB/s2.69 MB/s0.58 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)68.64 MB/s28.9 MB/s6.89 MB/s3.26 MB/s0.65 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)70.02 MB/s34.33 MB/s11.42 MB/s2.48 MB/s0.67 ms
Onboard eMMC (32GB)129.39 MB/s45.5 MB/s22.65 MB/s24.61 MB/s0.42 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks BananaPi M5 bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)12.77 MB/s13.27 MB/s5.47 MB/s0.63 MB/s0.84 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)22.62 MB/s14.6 MB/s6.94 MB/s2.38 MB/s2.62 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)22.63 MB/s18 MB/s7.18 MB/s2.08 MB/s2.65 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)22.65 MB/s22.1 MB/s6.21 MB/s3.48 MB/s0.68 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)22.56 MB/s22.15 MB/s5.37 MB/s3.65 MB/s0.7 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)11.4 MB/s9.6 MB/s4.97 MB/s1.94 MB/s0.73 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)22.63 MB/s15.4 MB/s9.32 MB/s4.13 MB/s0.65 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)22.31 MB/s18.6 MB/s6 MB/s1.25 MB/s1.21 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)22.78 MB/s22.4 MB/s10.05 MB/s4.47 MB/s0.96 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)22.61 MB/s11.8 MB/s8.29 MB/s2.38 MB/s0.8 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)22.5 MB/s21.75 MB/s5.97 MB/s3.43 MB/s0.62 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)22.82 MB/s22 MB/s8.81 MB/s3.78 MB/s1.05 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)22.63 MB/s19 MB/s7.16 MB/s2.37 MB/s0.71 ms
Kodak (64GB)22.54 MB/s19.6 MB/s3.53 MB/s0.74 MB/s0.78 ms
Intenso (64GB)22.78 MB/s22.05 MB/s9.81 MB/s3.78 MB/s0.95 ms
Transcend (32GB)22.61 MB/s13.3 MB/s8.96 MB/s2.44 MB/s0.59 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)22.51 MB/s19.9 MB/s6.18 MB/s1.14 MB/s1.01 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)22.58 MB/s20.25 MB/s7.27 MB/s1.16 MB/s0.69 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)22.42 MB/s21.15 MB/s4.78 MB/s2.5 MB/s0.69 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)22.54 MB/s21.1 MB/s6.15 MB/s1.54 MB/s0.78 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks MangoPi MQ Quad bret.dk

SD Card ModelSequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)32.99 MB/s12.2 MB/s7.13 MB/s0.72 MB/s0.83 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)67.44 MB/s13.73 MB/s9.02 MB/s3.08 MB/s2.61 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)68.57 MB/s16.5 MB/s9.25 MB/s2.65 MB/s2.68 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)71.89 MB/s33.2 MB/s7.34 MB/s4.62 MB/s0.62 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)72.16 MB/s38.1 MB/s7.01 MB/s4.31 MB/s0.65 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)67.5 MB/s23 MB/s7.86 MB/s2.43 MB/s0.51 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)67.37 MB/s16.2 MB/s12.55 MB/s5.69 MB/s0.74 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Amazon Basics (64GB)77.57 MB/s37.4 MB/s14.48 MB/s5.69 MB/s0.87 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)54.6 MB/s10.5 MB/s10.96 MB/s3.27 MB/s0.72 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)71.27 MB/s29.2 MB/s7.11 MB/s3.3 MB/s0.54 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)77.52 MB/s31 MB/s11.86 MB/s5.33 MB/s0.95 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)75.48 MB/s38.6 MB/s9.48 MB/s3.39 MB/s0.66 ms
Kodak (64GB)62.29 MB/s32.8 MB/s4.04 MB/s0.92 MB/s0.68 ms
Intenso (64GB)76.13 MB/s31.5 MB/s14.12 MB/s5.48 MB/s0.85 ms
Transcend (32GB)73.53 MB/s22.1 MB/s17.56 MB/s4.73 MB/s0.43 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)72.97 MB/s24.1 MB/s14.86 MB/s3.85 MB/s0.49 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)48.46 MB/s28.8 MB/s5.55 MB/s3.29 MB/s0.62 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Silicon Power 3D NAND (32GB)73.46 MB/s49 MB/s15.34 MB/s3.58 MB/s0.46 ms
Onboard eMMC (16GB)143.19 MB/s49.65 MB/s28.55 MB/s38.55 MB/s0.39 ms
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SD Card Model
Sequential ReadSequential WriteRandom ReadRandom WriteIOPing
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)20.26 MB/s12.1 MB/s5.37 MB/s0.69 MB/s2.2 ms
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)20.54 MB/s11.3 MB/s7.98 MB/s2.54 MB/s3.66 ms
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)20.63 MB/s13.4 MB/s8.03 MB/s2.48 MB/s3.52 ms
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)20.93 MB/s17.95 MB/s7.28 MB/s4 MB/s1.95 ms
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)20.94 MB/s17.85 MB/s6.88 MB/s3.58 MB/s2.12 ms
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)10.86 MB/s9.35 MB/s4.94 MB/s2.03 MB/s2.04 ms
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)20.32 MB/s12.12 MB/s8.32 MB/s3.89 MB/s1.94 ms
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)20.77 MB/s14.4 MB/s8.24 MB/s2.12 MB/s1.98 ms
Amazon Basics (64GB)20.98 MB/s19.62 MB/s9.58 MB/s4.5 MB/s2.19 ms
Verbatim Premium (16GB)20.07 MB/s10.15 MB/s7.54 MB/s2.66 MB/s2.08 ms
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)20.95 MB/s17 MB/s7.02 MB/s3.11 MB/s1.88 ms
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)20.97 MB/s19.3 MB/s7.64 MB/s4.29 MB/s2.51 ms
Patriot EP Series (64GB)20.94 MB/s16.9 MB/s6.62 MB/s2.89 MB/s1.82 ms
Kodak (64GB)20.19 MB/s16.25 MB/s3.62 MB/s0.77 MB/s2.06 ms
Intenso (64GB)20.34 MB/s19.4 MB/s9.33 MB/s4.32 MB/s2.15 ms
Transcend (32GB)20.65 MB/s12.25 MB/s8.21 MB/s2.9 MB/s1.88 ms
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)20.67 MB/s10.22 MB/s8.09 MB/s1.79 MB/s2.15 ms
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)20.57 MB/s15.4 MB/s6.69 MB/s1.34 MB/s2.15 ms
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)20.67 MB/s16.08 MB/s5.99 MB/s3.1 MB/s1.95 ms
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)20.37 MB/s12.1 MB/s7.9 MB/s1.78 MB/s1.9 ms
Silicon Power 3D NAND (32GB)20.76 MB/s12.48 MB/s7.54 MB/s2.24 MB/s2.03 ms
Addon eMMC (32GB)143.2 MB/s172.2 MB/s15.76 MB/s13.99 MB/s2.73 ms
SBC SD Benchmarks LibreComputer S905X Le Potato bret.dk

Testing Process / Software Used

All sequential read/write throughput tests were performed over 5 runs with hdparm and iozone3 and disk access latency was tested with ioping (with -c 50 for 50 checks, on each run). All tests were performed with the devices running at stock clock speeds (both CPU and microSD card slots) and a 120mm fan pointed at them to rule out any thermal throttling issues. The Kingston card refused to run above 25MHz on most boards, so it operated at half the speed of all others tested, though on the Orange Pi R1+ LTS, it ran faster and the results showed that!

microSD Card Information

To help you compare to any of your own results and choose the best MicroSD card for your Raspberry Pi, I’ve compiled the details of each of the micro SD cards used in my testing. This includes the class rating (speed class), the manufacture dates (so you can see if it’s perhaps from the same batch or period), and information on the models and vendors.

Some manufacturers are selling cards produced by other companies and others will sneakily change the models yet retain the same designs so the below data may prove useful in removing that uncertainty in future testing. All data is exactly as the card reports itself and interestingly, it shows the Amazon, Integral, and Intenso all as the same Vendor and Model!

ModelCapacity (GB)VendorModelHW VersionManufacturedClass
SanDisk Ultra (8GB)7.95SanDiskSU08G0x802/1510 U1
SanDisk Ultra (16GB)15.93SanDiskSC16G0x806/2010 A1 U1
SanDisk Ultra (32GB)31.91SanDiskACLCD0x804/1710 A1
SanDisk Extreme (64GB)63.87SanDiskSN64G0x810/2110 A2 U3 V30
SanDisk Extreme PRO (128GB)127.86SanDiskSF1280x807/2110 A2 U3 V30
Kingston Canvas Select Plus (32GB)30.99PhisonSD32G0x608/2110 A1 U1 V10
KIOXIA EXCERIA (32GB)30.98ToshibaSA32G0x702/2010 A1 U1 V10
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB)32.01SamsungEB1QT0x302/2110 U1
Amazon Basics (64GB)63.290x0000adUSD000x110/2110 A2 U3 V30
Verbatim Premium (16GB15.48PhisonSD16G0x611/2010 A1 U1 V10
SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE (32GB)31.91SanDiskSH32G0x801/2210 A2 U3 V30
Integral ultima PRO (64GB)63.290x0000adUSD000x012/2110 A1 U3 V30
Patriot EP Series (64GB)62.530x000012ASTC0x012/2110 A1 U3 V30
Kodak (64GB)62.33Texas Instruments000000x111/1810 U1 V30
Intenso (64GB)63.290x0000adUSD000x207/2010 A2 U3 V30
Transcend (32GB)30.42TranscendUSDU10x301/2110 A1 U1 V10
Samsung EVO Select (32GB)32.01SamsungGB1QT0x306/2010
Samsung PRO Plus (128GB)128.18SamsungFD4Q50x812/2110 A2 U3 V30
SanDisk HIGH ENDURANCE (64GB)63.87SanDiskSH64G0x304/2110 A1 U3 V30
Samsung PRO Endurance (32GB)32.01SamsungJB1RT0x011/2110 U1

Best microSD card for Raspberry Pi

Based on the 2000+ benchmarks, the Amazon Basics (64GB) microSD card is currently the best SD card for Raspberry Pi boards in my opinion.

When I compare the price I paid for those to all of the others, it’s incredible value for what you get I do notice now though that the price has jumped by over 50% (since December 2021) but as it’s a 2-pack, the individual price still works out better than the SanDisk Extreme PRO for example (which I picked up on sale!)

Overall, the Amazon Basics card is the fastest for sequential reads and writes, the fastest for random reads, and is very close to the KIOXIA EXCERIA when it comes to random writes. Sure, the latency is a little higher but you’d be hard pushed to notice in day-to-day operations.

The KIOXIA EXCERIA would be my 2nd highest-rated Raspberry Pi micro SD as in the vast majority of cases it was very close behind and was (is!) one of the cheapest options on the list. If you’re not familiar with the KIOXIA name, it’s the rebrand of Toshiba, which has been around for donkey’s years and is a big player in the game.

Sadly, the testing didn’t come without casualties. The PNY Performance Plus SD card died with 2 boards to go, completely locking up and refusing to be recognised by any device I put it in. Even more woeful was an Intenso microSD card that I didn’t even include in the results as it died and also refuses to be recognised after just 2 boards and about 5GB worth of writes. Definitely not the best microSD card for your Raspberry Pi..

Amazon Basics 64GB microSD Card
ProsCons
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Good value for a 2-packNo long-term endurance data
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10 Comments

  • 14/03/2022 at 20:53
    Sergal

    Seeing as flash is direct access, it makes sense that the largest chip has the most throughput.
    I’d be interested in seeing a more apples-to-apples comparison of 16G cards, 32G cards, 64G cards, etc.

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    • 16/03/2022 at 03:32

      Well, there are was another 64GB card in the lineup (SanDisk Extreme), along with a 128GB (SanDisk Extreme PRO) of the same class that was scoring consistently below the Amazon card in this case. I have some more cards on the way that I’ll get to at some point but this is what I had lying around and available for testing. Thanks for the idea though, perhaps I’ll try and justify picking up some more of the larger cards to do have a larger sample size in the bigger cards.

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  • 15/03/2022 at 22:29
    Wilson Portugal

    I bought a Raspberry Pi 512K Model B in 2012. I still have it running headless 24 hours a day. I also picked up a model 3B in 2019. Again I have it running headless 24 hours. I have moved these with me from place to place and rebuilt many times. I love these machines. I boot them off USB, I figured it out pretty good over the years.

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    • 15/03/2022 at 22:32

      Awesome! What are you using those 2 boards for if you don’t mind me asking? 😁

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  • 21/03/2022 at 23:37

    This is great data! I sliced it 2 different ways in Google Sheets — by SD card and by Raspberry Pi board.

    Agreed that Amazon Basics is the surprising front-runner for the cards, although the IOPing results are shockingly bad for most cards except SanDisk Ultra 16 + 32. Might need to use Analytical Hierarchy Process to determine how each performance characteristic should be weighted.

    For boards, the top 3 in your tests by a wide margin are:
    1) Orange Pi i96,
    2) BeagleBone Black (2GB eMMC),
    3) Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (Revision 1.1 – 2GB)

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ENHM6N38iHFd7dEYliaTzkvv178tMA-XGsCLWe-5FDc/edit?usp=sharing

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    • 22/03/2022 at 11:21

      Nice, thanks for cutting it up! I’m still trying to figure out the best ways to present the data so for now, it’s bundled up in its simplest form hah. I plan to add more results to the board in the next week or so if you wanted to keep an eye out to compare those. Would love some more boards too but one step at a time!

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  • 22/03/2022 at 13:56

    This is interesting. It has data and lots of data. Empirical testing is good and publishing the results is good. Kudos on the testing and the publishing!

    But could I ask for a little more analysis? For instance, %age deltas? Statistical significance? Repeatability?

    If the performance changes across all models are only 1-2% then that’s not really significant. If it’s bigger but it’s not consistent across runs, then it’s not significant.

    Just some charts might be enough. Graphs let humans use their visual pattern recognition for focussing on differences: if all the values in a series are close, the lines overlap and we can easily see what sticks out — or what doesn’t. 🙂

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    • 22/03/2022 at 14:06

      You can certainly ask 😀 I’ve been trying to think how to best present the data and adding graphs did come into my head but the post would end up being even longer. I could potentially look at making each section collapsible so you can click on the specific device you’re interested in seeing data in and then expand it from there. I’m still finding my feet with these bigger pieces of content and I’m not used to them actually getting any attention so the feedback I’ve been receiving has been great so far. I’ll take a look at what improvements I can make as I intend to add to this post/page with additional data on a semi-frequent basis.

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  • 11/07/2022 at 07:53
    urostor

    Any chance you could also add WD Purple to the comparison? Not sure which size as depending on it they have different speeds. 32 GB is the lowest.

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    • 11/07/2022 at 09:22

      I have it on my wishlist and in my basket to keep track of the price over the Prime Day sales this week. I only really want to add new SD cards 5/10 at a time though so I can do them all in one go but if anyone purchases one through the wishlist I will do them within a week of receiving it. Hopefully I can get this and some Silicon Power results up soonish!

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