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SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB SDHC UHS-I U3 Memory Card

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Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s is the latest version of the popular Extreme line. It offers a speed boost over the previous Extreme 45MB/s version. The card is advertised as 60MB/s read and 40MB/s write speed and displays the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designation. This means the card is capable of a minimum 30MB/s continuous write speed for HD video applications including 4K video recording. This is not to be confused with the older Speed Class designation which this card also has — Class 10 for supporting at least 10MB/s read and write speeds. If all this nomenclature is too confusing, see the explanation by the SD Association.

Performance

We test the SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s UHS-I U3 32GB SDHC card and compare how it stacks up against the older Extreme 45MB/s card. We put the card through our collection of USB 3.0 SD card readers (currently eight) and every one surpassed 75MB/s read speed, with the hightest result of 75.682 MB/s sequential read in the Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3. Write speed was similarly above advertised, averaging 55MB/s sequential write in card readers. This puts the write performance of the new Extreme 60MB/s close to Extreme Plus 80MB/s, which averaged 60MB/s write speed in our card reader tests. However the Extreme Plus still holds an advantage; we tested the Extreme Plus above 95MB/s read speed.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 60MB/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 60MB/s 32GB
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Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader75.77555.22670.06530.8969.7132371.42.665650.77.6971879.22.564626.0
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS375.68254.99755.88739.50410.0272448.02.964723.67.6401865.22.531617.9
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader75.61755.21172.35147.3939.5632334.62.955721.57.5591845.52.523615.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black75.60055.10470.83847.5939.6822363.93.416834.07.4731824.51.609392.9
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.075.57355.04666.54944.9225.6421377.52.191534.94.9261202.62.041498.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader75.51955.11069.65030.0839.6552357.22.682654.97.8711921.72.505611.5
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader75.45955.02070.37447.4249.6992367.83.755916.77.6951878.71.668407.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF975.45355.05571.08430.8669.9632432.32.965723.97.8391913.72.450598.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader75.42654.92571.72730.0749.5532332.32.965723.97.8681921.02.470602.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR175.38354.80270.75647.2109.6252349.82.983728.37.5601845.72.447597.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader75.35655.27372.06747.3559.5702336.52.963723.47.7531892.92.509612.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer75.34554.77672.45847.1429.5422329.62.965724.07.8481916.02.523615.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II75.31354.74472.61447.1479.9962440.32.958722.27.7091882.12.548622.1
Delkin Travel Reader75.23154.65669.94030.4089.9942439.92.957721.97.7401889.72.517614.6
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black75.17854.98670.24846.9907.4921829.02.434594.16.1321497.22.244547.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II75.08154.81972.28047.2109.7672384.52.981727.77.8041905.22.486607.0
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader74.94654.79371.35530.3509.9642432.73.314809.17.7681896.61.668407.3

We put the new Extreme 60MB/s through camera tests and its actual performance is an upgrade over the previous card even though its claimed write speed is lower (40 MB/s write vs 45MB/s of the old Extreme). It reached 47.8MB/s actual write speed in the Canon 7D Mark II. It should prove to be a popular card among photographers looking for a quality card with good performance at a reasonable price. For those looking for a faster card, the Extreme Plus 80MB/s and Extreme Pro 95MB/s are also available from SanDisk.

SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D50.7
Canon 5D Mark IV50.4
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s50.2
Nikon D50049.9
Fuji X-Pro248.7
Canon 7D Mark II47.8
Nikon D710047.6
Nikon D720047.5
Canon 5Ds47.0
Nikon D550046.9
Nikon D75045.8
Samsung NX144.5
Fuji X-T1041.0
Olympus PEN-F39.6
Olympus E-M5 II38.0
Sony A7R II36.2
Pentax K-3 II36.2
Canon 70D35.3
Sony A600035.3
Canon 6D35.3
Sony A630034.7

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D750, Nikon D7200, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5500, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)666224074
Product Name (PNM)SE32G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2014
Total capacity31,914,983,424 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

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GB
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$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD16$1.09$17.45Check price
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD32$0.62$19.95Check price
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD64$0.71$45.52Check price