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SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CF Card Review with Read and Write Benchmarks and Camera Speed Test

SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CompactFlash Card Front

Introduction

SanDisk's Extreme Pro is the choice of many professionals. The top CompactFlash card offering is the Extreme Pro 160MB/s. It uses UDMA-7 protocol and operates up to 160MB/s read speed and 150MB/s write speed according to SanDisk. It is available in a wide range of sizes: 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB to suit the various capacities necessary for photography and video recording. The 64GB card is tested in this review.

The Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CF card includes a VPG-65 rating. This Video Performance Guarantee means the card can sustain a minimum of 65MB/s continuous recording. This allows 4K and Full HD video without dropped frames or premature stops.

Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards are designed to operate in extreme conditions. The card will work in a wide temperature range from -13°F to 185°F. Internally, a RTV silicone coating protects it from shock and vibration. SanDisk backs the card with a lifetime warranty.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CompactFlash Card Back

Performance

To test its speed capabilities, the Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CF card was subjected to benchmark tests in several USB 3.0 card readers. Its highest read speed bechmark of 158.3 MB/s was reached in the Kingston FCR-HS4 Multi-card Reader. A 147.8 MB/s sequential write speed was measured in the same reader. These speeds are very close to the speed ratings quoted by SanDisk for the card. The write speed is also comparable to the 32GB version previously reviewed.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB
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 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader158.323147.833146.02242.79211.0302692.91.390339.314.8873634.61.563381.6
Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1157.942145.333107.79643.5969.3172274.81.391339.612.0402939.51.582386.1
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader157.633151.990145.20347.40911.0882706.91.412344.714.9733655.51.585386.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9157.302151.113144.93246.48910.9842681.71.408343.814.9363646.41.605391.9
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0156.714128.80269.60348.3815.4101320.81.247304.45.9091442.61.391339.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black153.345133.730143.97342.7299.7852388.91.467358.212.8763143.61.616394.4
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader152.720131.698144.23642.0849.8012392.81.481361.612.5183056.21.607392.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader152.498132.899143.25842.5089.8242398.41.459356.112.9623164.71.615394.4
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3137.069111.33757.36643.18010.9352669.81.389339.214.8833633.51.584386.8

The Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB card will be included in upcoming camera tests. Results will be added to the table below.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 5D Mark IV109.2
Canon 5Ds99.9
Canon 1D X94.4

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 1D X, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds

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 64GB CF
Serial numberKAZ031615145244
NameSDCFXPS-064G
FirmwareHDX9.03
Highest DMA supportedUDMA7
Total capacity64,030,244,864 bytes
External Card Identifiers
Printed on end of cardBN150328022B 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$1.50$47.95$47.95$49.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF64$1.24$79.10$79.10$79.10
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF128$1.09$138.95$138.95$138.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF256$1.13$289.95$296.95$296.95