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SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB microSDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB Memory Card

Introduction

Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC cards bring a new V30 speed rating and larger capacity up to 128GB to SanDisk's Extreme microSD card line. The Extreme 90MB/s microSD cards are available in 16, 32, 64GB and 128GB capacities. The cards are rated 90MB/s read and 60MB/s write performance, except for the 16GB card which is rated 40MB/s write speed and does not have the V30 rating. The 128GB capacity card (SDSQXVF-128G-GN6MA) is tested in this review .

The Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 card has UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designation and is able to sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K video. V30 is a new Video Speed Class rating, similar to SD Class and UHS Speed Class, and also means the card can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed. The new Video Speed class is an attempt to simplify card ratings by combining the old two classes (SD Class and UHS Speed Class) into a single system. The new Video Speed Class ratings are V6, V10, V30, V60 and V90 and correspond to 6, 10, 30, 60 and 90 MB/s write speeds. Previously cards were rated SD Class 2, 4, 6 and 10, and UHS Speed Class 1 (U1 for 10MB/s) or UHS Speed Class 3 (U3 for 30MB/s).

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB Memory Card Back

Performance

To evaluate performance of the new SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I V30 128GB SDXC card, the card was tested in several USB 3.0 card readers. The highest sequential read benchmark was 99.6 MB/s, well above the 90MB/s read speed rating claimed by SanDisk. Sequential write speed measured 64.0 MB/s, which is slightly faster than the 60MB/s rating quoted by SanDisk.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB
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 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.55263.73993.13051.2428.2072003.62.930715.49.3222275.92.938717.2
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.55263.88393.06951.6468.2292008.92.905709.29.3232276.22.954721.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.26963.92288.71551.0016.0701482.02.335570.06.5161590.82.401586.3
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.18464.35088.75951.2755.9511452.92.412588.96.4221568.02.440595.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.14763.89188.10151.7905.5361351.42.403586.76.2601528.32.446597.1
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.91564.00892.84052.3958.4122053.73.034740.69.2812265.83.070749.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.77863.60093.20751.7228.1261983.82.892706.19.3082272.42.913711.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.75163.72093.06951.0598.1761996.02.923713.69.2922268.62.942718.3
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.71563.40093.17650.8528.1431988.12.861698.59.3152274.12.901708.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.68763.94592.81051.3768.1911999.72.903708.79.3222276.02.953721.0
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.68763.65893.03852.1778.1361986.42.886704.59.3332278.52.936716.8
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.64263.75193.08450.9028.1821997.73.564870.19.3282277.43.930959.4
Delkin Travel Reader97.50663.93890.69551.4438.1631993.02.906709.69.3222275.92.964723.7
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.41563.44289.43149.7286.5511599.52.354574.76.9191689.12.456599.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.65263.75191.43651.3597.6861876.43.462845.38.4882072.23.794926.2
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.55463.90691.37551.7567.6971879.22.532618.28.7642139.72.734667.5
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader95.77863.44690.06651.4437.1461744.64.072994.18.0701970.34.2141028.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.56063.50889.90350.6646.1151492.82.262552.36.3221543.52.359576.0
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.82563.97780.96448.2664.6731141.02.077507.14.7741165.42.091510.5
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader94.56963.96987.82652.4637.7531892.72.622640.28.8782167.42.795682.4
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader94.11963.67787.42551.6467.7281886.72.521615.68.8522161.22.730666.6
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.64064.00087.22151.1677.7091882.02.559624.78.8752166.72.766675.4

The 128GB Extreme 90MB/s V30 microSDXC card will be tested in cameras soon. The results will be shown in the table below as soon as they are available.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon Rebel T7i59.7
Sony A958.6
Canon 77D58.0
Nikon D750057.5
Nikon D560056.7
Olympus E-M1 II41.4
Panasonic GH538.6

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Nikon D7500, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Panasonic GH5, Sony A9

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB Memory Card Package FrontSanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB Memory Card Package Back

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)1415394769
Product Name (PNM)AFGCF
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2016
Total capacity127,865,454,592 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD32$0.59$18.95$18.95$18.95
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD64$0.47$32.99$32.99$29.95
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD128$0.53$67.99$74.61$70.02