|First Ultra, then Extreme ...|
and now for the, well,
The Extreme Plus. Woo-hoo!
So, SanDisk's product management managed to pimp up its product names from Ultra to Extreme, and now even to Extreme Plus. How im-press-ive. It seems that the Extreme Plus series is going to replace the previoius Extreme series of microSD memory carads. However, I don't really see any real differences, at least not in terms of packaging and the labelling on the microSD card itself...
The performance figures printed on the packaging are still totally inflationary as they have been before with the Extreme series. I never managed to see any such performance in any of my real-world usage as boasted on the packaging. But maybe that's already the improvement, the big leap: product management launches – fanfare! – a new microSD card series with a big plus, yet doesn't inflate performance figures again. Look, how grateful I get these days.
At least, the hefty price tag for the Extreme (Plus) microSD cards has slightly lowered; the big electronics retail stores over here sell the Extreme Plus for around 15% less than where the Extreme started (32GB cards).
|SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD 32GB (32kByte write).|
But now for the unpleasant surprise: when comparing the performance of the Extreme Plus with my performance figures for the Extreme...
|Without a Plus: SanDisk Extreme 32GB (32kByte write).|
...well, what did we get here?! The previous Extrem microSD 32GB runs at approximately 7.7 MBytes per second. Yet, the newer Plus comes at a clearly detectable Minus: only 7 MBytes per second.
So, this is what SanDisk thinks the «Plus» really means to us customers. This reminds me of the slightly brain-damaged logic of Madam «Dr.» Merkel with her more net after gross imagination, beating Bistromathics by a wide margin.