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SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card

SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s UHS-I U3 64GB SDSC Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s UHS-I U3 memory card offers performance and value. SanDisk claims it offers 60MB/s read and 40MB/s write speeds. The label displays the new UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designation, meaning the card can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K HD video streams. The card also exceeds SD Class 10 for supporting at least 10MB/s read and write speeds.

The Extreme 60MB/s carries a lifetime warranty from SanDisk. As of the time of this review, it is offered in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities. Here we review the 64GB version. The Extreme 60MB/s 32GB was previously reviewed.

Performance

We test the SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GB SDXC card using a variety of SD card readers and cameras. Read speed in card readers was above specification at just over 70MB/s in all readers. Write speeds were also faster than advertised, reaching 52MB/s in card reader benchmark tests. These speeds are impressive, but are slightly below the results measured using a 32GB version of this card.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 60MB/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 60MB/s 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader71.29352.43768.98545.0709.9842437.52.926714.37.8661920.52.664650.3
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II71.29352.35668.33345.2059.8852413.42.946719.27.9291935.82.827690.1
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader71.27452.56568.43445.4229.9382426.32.920712.97.7511892.32.708661.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF971.25452.32268.30045.1909.8572406.62.940717.87.9451939.72.706660.6
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader71.24952.47968.71445.25710.0242447.22.936716.97.8421914.52.660649.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black71.12452.60867.08445.50210.1162469.73.411832.88.0871974.43.277800.0
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS371.07152.58753.57837.99210.1082467.72.934716.37.7901901.92.696658.1
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader71.04752.67467.01845.39310.2962513.63.806929.37.8481916.13.409832.2
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black71.02752.36967.00745.0857.5071832.72.416589.86.2361522.52.262552.2
Delkin Travel Reader71.00852.57667.23944.8269.8752411.02.929715.07.8041905.32.714662.6
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader70.97952.47667.07345.2959.5392328.82.662650.07.8881925.72.562625.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II70.97452.49468.96345.32510.2992514.52.925714.27.8921926.82.702659.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader70.91252.41068.23744.56210.0542454.63.375824.17.8461915.53.250793.4
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.070.88852.64263.43642.9965.6111369.82.169529.65.0521233.42.019493.0
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader70.83152.69066.88745.4299.7672384.52.697658.37.8981928.22.533618.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer70.77352.65868.81545.27210.0322449.32.919712.67.8381913.52.713662.3
Lexar Professional Workflow SR170.71152.61066.99645.4089.6992367.82.966724.17.6581869.52.720664.1

In actual camera tests the Extreme 60MB/s 64GB card performed well. In cameras such as the Canon 6D and 70D it provides just about the performance necessary for the cameras' capabilities. For many digital cameras this is about all the speed one would need. Only the very fastest cameras would benefit from a faster card.

SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D49.3
Canon 5D Mark IV49.0
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s48.9
Nikon D50048.2
Fuji X-Pro247.2
Nikon D720046.1
Nikon D710045.6
Nikon D550045.4
Canon 5Ds45.2
Samsung NX144.3
Fuji X-T1041.3
Olympus PEN-F40.4
Olympus E-M5 II39.0
Pentax K-3 II36.6
Sony A7R II35.6
Canon 70D35.6
Canon 6D35.4
Sony A600034.4
Sony A630033.7

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, 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 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2963284778
Product Name (PNM)SE64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2014
Total capacity63,864,569,856 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.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD16$1.09$17.44Check price
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD32$0.62$19.95Check price
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s SD64$0.77$49.36Check price