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What’s the difference between the old and new Samsung EVO Select microSD Cards?

Samsung has released a new version of the EVO Select microSD Memory Card. So, how does it compare to the older version?

You can find out in this comparison guide between these two memory cards.

Quick Summary

The New Samsung EVO Select microSD Card is 30% faster than the Old Samsung EVO Select microSD Card.

The newer version is also better equipped at recording high-resolution videos as well as loading apps.

Last but not least, Samsung added drop protection in addition to insert/eject durability to the new memory cards.

New Samsung EVO Select microSD vs. Old Samsung EVO Select microSD Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the new and old versions of the Samsung EVO Select below.

 New Samsung EVO Select microSD Memory CardOld Samsung EVO Select microSD Memory Card
Capacity Options64 GB

128 GB

256 GB

512 GB
32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

256 GB

512 GB
Model Numbers64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64KA

128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64KA

256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME256KA

512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME512KA
32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME32GA

64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64HA

128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME128HA

256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME256HA

512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME512HA
Ultra High-Speed Bus InterfaceUHS-IUHS-I
File System64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDHC

64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
Speed ClassClass 10Class 10
UHS Speed Class64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1

128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3

256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3

512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1

64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1

128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3

256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3

512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
Video Speed Class64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V10

128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30

256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30

512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30
N/A
Application Speed Class64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A1

128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2

256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2

512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2
N/A
Maximum Transfer SpeedUp to 130 MB per secondUp to 100 MB per second
WaterproofUp to 72 hours in seawaterUp to 72 hours in seawater
X-Ray ProofUp to 100mGyUp to 100mGy
Magnetic-ProofUp to 15,000 gaussUp to 15,000 gauss
Drop ProofUp to 5 meters (or 16.4 feet)Up to 5 meters (or 16.4 feet)
Durability ProofUp to 10,000 slot insertions sand ejectionsUp to 10,000 slot insertions sand ejections
Operating Temperature-25℃ to 85℃-25℃ to 85℃
Storage Temperature-40℃ to 85℃-40℃ to 85℃
WarrantyLimited 10-year warrantyLimited 10-year warranty
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Capacity Options

With the newer version, Samsung decided to drop the 32 GB capacity.

You can check out a breakdown of the available capacities for both products below:

New Samsung EVO Select microSD:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB

Old Samsung EVO Select microSD:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB

Model Numbers

You can also find the model number for each capacity of the new and old EVO Selects microSD cards below:

  • 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64KA
  • 128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64KA
  • 256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME256KA
  • 512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME512KA
  • 32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME32GA
  • 64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME64HA
  • 128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME128HA
  • 256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME256HA
  • 512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: MB-ME512HA

Ultra High-Speed Bus Interface

As for the Ultra High-Speed Interface, both versions utilize UHS-I.

File System

When it comes to the file system, the 32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select use SDHC while the higher capacity microSD cards from both the newer and older versions use SDXC.

You can find a breakdown of the file system by capacity below:

  • 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDHC
  • 64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC
  • 512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: SDXC

Speed Class

All the capacities of the new and old Samsung EVO Select have a speed class rating of Class 10.

UHS Speed Class

When it comes to the UHS speed class rating, the 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD, 32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD and 64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD have an U1 rating while the bigger capacities of both versions have an U3 rating.

You can find a breakdown of the UHS rating by capacity below:

  • 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1
  • 128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
  • 256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
  • 512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
  • 32 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1
  • 64 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U1
  • 128 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
  • 256 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3
  • 512 GB Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: U3

Video Speed Class

Only the new version of the Samsung EVO Select have gotten a video speed class rating.

You can find the ratings below:

  • 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V10
  • 128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30
  • 256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30
  • 512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: V30

V10 means that a memory card has a minimum sequential write speed of 10 MB per second.

V30 means that a card has a minimum sequential write speed of 30 MB per second, which makes it more suitable for capturing videos at 4K or 8K resolution.

Application Speed Class

The new version is also the only one to come with Application Speed Class rating, which you can find below:

  • 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A1
  • 128 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2
  • 256 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2
  • 512 GB New Samsung EVO Select microSD: A2

The 64 GB New Samsung EVO Select’s A1 rating means that it has a minimum sustained sequential write speed of 10 MB per second, minimum random read speed of 1500 IOPS as well as a minimum random write speed of 500 IOPS.

The A2 rating for the 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB versions of the new Samsung EVO Select means that these cards have a minimum sustained sequential write speed of 10 MB per second, minimum random read speed of 4000 IOPS in addition to minimum random write speed of 2000 IOPS.

Maximum Transfer Speed

The newer Samsung EVO Select has a maximum transfer speed that is 30% faster than the older version.

You can find the speed specs for both below:

  • New Samsung EVO Select microSD: Up to 130 MB per second
  • Old Samsung EVO Select microSD: Up to 100 MB per second

Waterproof

In terms of water protection, both of these memory cards can withstand being in seawater for up to 72 hours.

X-Ray Proof

Both versions are also protected from x-ray radiation at up to 100mGy.

Magnetic-Proof

The new and old cards can also withstand magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.

Drop Proof

The New Samsung EVO Select microSD is the only product in this comparison to have a drop-proof rating as it can withstand being dropped at a height of up to 5 meters (or 16.4 feet).

Durability Proof

The newer Samsung EVO Selects also have a durability rating as these cars can withstand up to 10,000 slot insertions sand ejections.

Operating Temperature

Both the new and old versions have an operating temperature range of -25℃ to 85℃.

Storage Temperature

The two products also have the same non-operating storage temperature range of -40℃ to 85℃.

Warranty

A limited 10-year warranty is included with the New Samsung EVO Select microSD Memory Card and Old Samsung EVO Select microSD Memory Card.

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