For the Christmas eve, today we are going to take a look at a brand that has been up and rising with popularity, making plenty of accessories such as the USB cables and now, microSD cards. Remax or known rather, iRemax, is a sub-brand of Hong Kong Refine Industrial (Asia) Limited. The card we are going to take a look at is their 16GB MicroSDHC Class 10 card.
Remax have been gaining quite abit of popularity here, mainly because of its really low prices. Let us take a look at how well this card performs but first, lets take a look at it physically!
The packaging itself is shaped in the shape of a microSD card and apart from the “Ultra-Fast Performance” statement on the packaging as well as the prints of Class 10 and UHS-I compatibility, there is pretty much nothing else to boast about it.
The front of the card features a deep red and black background. Texts are printed in white over the background.
The back of the card has the model, serial and manufacturing location laser-etched onto it. In this case, the card is made in Taiwan.
Moving on to the test itself now!
First up, the H2TestW:
Next up, we ran the CrystalDiskMark in various capacities.
The first capacity we run it on was 4000MB or 4GB. The result can be seen below:
Overall, the speed matches its ratings – mostly above 10 mb/s however, as to the claim of Ultra-Fast, the performance shows that it is far from it. On the otherhand, at it’s price spectrum, the performance is not too bad, however, its reliability might be questionable. Of the 5 cards we purchased, only 2 survived through the tests more than twice. The other 3 just died. Overall the speeds are:
READ – 22373 KB/s
WRITE – 14465 KB/s
All in all, if your buying it from a local source like us, make sure that they are genuine and that they will support you for the warranty. At such a cheap price, I am not expecting much out of it but would I recommend this? Well, there are better alternatives out there, though be prepared to fork out a little more.