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Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB Review – You get what you pay for
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Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB Review – You get what you pay for

by July 14, 2020
Overview
Highlights

The Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB performs really well and supports 4K shooting. Plus it's got a lifetime warranty from Kingston. What's not to like?

Warranty

Lifetime

Price

RM 568 on Shopee
RM 619 on Lazada

Positives

+ Performed really well in our tests and benchmarks.
+ Performance justifies its price.

Negatives

None

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Pokde Rating
Appearance
8.5
Features
8.0
Materials
8.0
Performance
8.3
Value
8.0
Bottom Line

The Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB is definitely the card to get if you're looking for

8.2
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Kingston is one of the most well known and most reliable brands when it comes to personal storage devices. Their products are known to be of high quality and have proven themselves to be one of the best time and time again. Today we’ll be looking at the new Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB and is a part of Kingston’s new Canvas Plus memory card line that was launched last month and is a refresh of their old Canvas line of memory cards.

The Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB is part of the Canvas Go Plus line; which is considered to be the mid-range line of the new Canvas Plus series.

What’s in the Box?

Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD

The Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB is packaged in a blister pack that’s familiar to anyone who’s bought an microSD card before. On the front of the package you will see the Kingston brand and the storage specs of the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB. In it you’ll find the MicroSD itself and a bundled microSD to SD adapter. Would have liked for it to come with a small case to store the cards but that’s just me.

Appearance

Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD

Overall the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB looks and feels like a normal microSD card. In terms of design it has a baby blue bar at the top of the card with the Kingston Canvas Go Plus name housed in it. You can also see the different speed classes it supports as well as various serial numbers.

Specifications

Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB

Capacities64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Standard/ClassClass 10, UHS-I, U3, V30, A2
Performance170/70MB/s read/write (64GB)
170/90MB/s read/write (128GB-512GB)
Dimensions11mm x 15mm x 1mm (microSD)
24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm (with SD adapter)
FormatexFAT
Operating temperature-25°C~85°C
Storage temperature-40°C~85°C
Voltage3.3V
Warranty/supportLifetime

Pokde Benchrig

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
Cooler Cooler Master ML240R
MotherboardASUS TUF Gaming X570 Plus (WiFi)
GPU ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Memory2 x 8GB T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB DDR4-3600 CL14
StorageKingston UV400 120GB
Kingston UV500 1TB
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB
Toshiba OEM PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD 256GB
Power Supply Cooler Master V850

Performance

Synthetic

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As you can see from the card’s CrystalDiskMark score, the sequential read and write speeds exceed the listed sequential read and write speed.

Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD Anvil Benchmark

Using Anvil’s Storage Utilities, you can see that the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD similarly scored higher read and write speeds than advertised. Pretty encouraging performance if I do say so myself.

Real World

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Now on to some real world tests. The Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB performed pretty well across the board with average times of less than five minutes. As a microSD card, you would probably be transferring pictures and movies in and out of the drive, and we can see that it performs impeccably at the task.

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In terms of the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB’s value for money metric, it on the higher side of things, as you can see from the chart above. I have to note that this is a microSD card so it’s much smaller and is compatible with a lot more devices that won’t support the other devices in the chart above. This comparison is more for those who want to consider getting it as an external drive rather than using it with a camera etc.

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Another thing of note is that we did all our of testing using the new MobileLite Plus microSD reader which Kingston says has been designed for optimal performance with the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD.

Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB – Conclusion

I have to say I am quite impressed with the the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB. It performs just as it says on the tin with no stutters or setbacks whatsoever. Strangely enough the card carries two different price tags; RM 568 on Kingston’s Shopee store and RM 619 on their Lazada store.

If you’re looking for a solid card that works without a fuss then this microSD is definitely the one for you, especially if you are a content creator. It supports 4K shooting and you can use it with a wide variety of devices including DSLRs, action cams, Android devices, as well as drones. Besides, it’s got a lifetime warranty from Kingston. With that, I award the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB with our highest Gold Pokdeward.

Pokdeward-Gold

Sincerest thanks to Kingston for providing us the Kingston Canvas Go Plus MicroSD 512GB for review.

About The Author
Syed Hassan Algadrie
Just a guy who loves Star Wars, Transformers, tech, 90s nostalgia and all things geek. Is in a constant battle with procrastination.