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SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 32GB CompactFlash Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 32GB CompactFlash Card Front SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 32GB CompactFlash Card Back

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s is the highest performance option in the SanDisk CompactFlash card line. Its is advertised at 160MB/s read speed and 150MB/s write speed. The card supports UDMA-7 for high speed transfers. The Extreme Pro is offered in 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB sizes.

Performance

Read and write speed tests were performed using five different USB 3.0 card readers. Using the Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash Reader, speeds of 161.5 MB/s sequential read 147.9 MB/s sequential write were recorded. Overall, the SanDisk Extreme Pro CF performed as advertised read and write speeds in benchmark tests.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/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 Pro 160MB/s 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1161.468147.979109.57144.3379.5032320.01.393340.011.6322839.91.533374.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0159.868132.93370.49052.8815.3421304.31.232300.75.7911413.91.348329.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9159.601148.924148.05544.25110.9772679.91.366333.414.5963563.41.512369.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader159.358147.479147.17544.77411.0082687.51.375335.614.7343597.11.528373.1
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.779148.861145.97344.50410.5812583.21.362332.414.1393451.91.526372.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader156.247135.580147.34543.10210.0222446.81.418346.212.3223008.31.556379.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black156.154135.949147.15043.62810.0322449.31.409344.112.5973075.41.568382.8
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader154.657135.143146.53243.5319.7072369.81.430349.212.7813120.31.567382.5
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3140.654114.86258.48437.60811.2752752.71.393340.214.4753534.01.561381.0

When the Extreme Pro was tested in cameras its performance was impressive. Actual write speed in the Canon 7D Mark II was 101.2 MB/s average in continuous shooting. In the Nikon D810 it performed at 96.0 MB/s write speed. In the Nikon D800 it reached 70.5 MB/s write speed.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV108.9
Canon 7D Mark II101.2
Canon 5Ds99.8
Nikon D81096.0
Canon 1D X94.8
Nikon D80070.5

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

SanDisk Extreme Pro cards feature 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 Pro 160MB/s 32GB CF
Serial numberEAZ061714150320
NameSDCFXPS-032G
FirmwareHDX9.03
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity32,019,111,936 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Printed on end of cardBM140628022B MADE IN CHINA

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 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 Pro CF16$2.00$31.95$33.95$33.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF32$1.47$46.94$47.95$49.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF64$1.24$79.94$79.95$79.10
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF128$1.05$134.95$137.95$138.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF256$1.11$284.95$296.95$296.95