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Review: Remax 16GB MicroSDHC Card

Remax 16GB MicroSDHC retail packaging

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.

Remax 16GB microSD front

The front of the card features a deep red and black background. Texts are printed in white over the background.

Remax 16GB MicroSD back

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:
H2TestW for Remax microSD card

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:

CrystalDiskMark 1 for Remax MicroSDHC

The next test, we ran the smallest test – 50MB:

And finally, we run the middle sized test, taking the average of 5 attempts:
CrystalDiskMark 3 for Remax MicroSDHC

When compiled into a graph:
Overall Performance Graph for Remax MicroSDHC card

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.

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