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SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s 32GB CF Card Review

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Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s provides a combination of performance, reliability and value. Its provides 120MB/s advertised read speed and 60MB/s write speed including UDMA-7 support. The Extreme CF card is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 32GB capacity card (SDCFXS-064G) is reviewed here.

Performance

In USB 3.0 card readers, The SanDisk Extreme CF card reached a maximum read speed of 124MB/s in the Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CF card reader. A sequential write speed of 68.3 MB/s was measured in the same card reader.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s 32GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1123.98968.28483.91321.9339.0962220.80.795194.011.3262765.20.872212.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9122.58368.895112.50821.49410.1432476.30.796194.413.6443331.20.869212.2
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3122.51263.54650.13029.64710.5862584.50.800195.413.8703386.20.887216.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader122.44068.768112.41521.9449.9822437.10.794193.713.6223325.80.865211.3
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0122.34065.65556.27429.0965.2091271.70.736179.85.6911389.30.802195.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader122.19768.165112.56421.9019.9962440.30.790192.913.4883293.10.881215.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black117.87168.674112.88122.0159.6992367.80.810197.712.0582943.80.882215.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader117.71268.418112.82521.8709.5232325.00.804196.312.0262936.10.881215.1
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader116.89869.035111.19921.8709.4002294.90.810197.711.9252911.30.896218.7

Tested in cameras, the SanDisk Extreme CF card measured 60 MB/s write speed in the Canon 7D Mark II. In Nikon cameras, its write speed measured 53.5 MB/s in the D810 and 47.4 MB/s in the D800.

SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV64.6
Canon 1D X60.9
Canon 5Ds60.2
Canon 7D Mark II60.0
Nikon D81053.5
Nikon D80047.4

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 1D X, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 7D Mark II, Nikon D810, Nikon D800

SanDisk Extreme cards have a lifetime warranty. The card is made in China.

The following table contains information about the tested card. Card information including a unique serial number, name (often a model number) and firmware version is encoded in the card. Cards are often engraved or printed with an identifier on the outside, but it is often a batch or lot number and not an individual serial number.

Internal Card Information: SanDisk Extreme 120MB/s 32GB CF
Serial numberGAZ071114135838
NameSDCFXS-032G
FirmwareHDX10.04
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity32,019,111,936 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Printed on end of cardBM140728021B MADE IN CHINA

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme CF card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk Extreme CF16$1.75$29.95$27.95$27.95
SanDisk Extreme CF32$0.99$37.49$35.65$31.67
SanDisk Extreme CF64$0.70$49.95$44.95$44.95
SanDisk Extreme CF128$0.66$94.95$84.95$84.95