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).
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 99.5 MB/s, well above the 90MB/s read speed rating claimed by SanDisk. Sequential write speed measured 64.5 MB/s, which is faster than the 60MB/s rating quoted by SanDisk.
Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GB 128 GB
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 128 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||99.533||64.196||69.259||32.458||8.364||2042.1||3.041||742.3|
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||99.533||64.004||69.236||33.608||8.371||2043.8||3.069||749.4|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||99.137||64.310||44.759||32.714||8.369||2043.1||3.135||765.3|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||97.651||64.354||44.079||31.984||8.340||2036.0||3.114||760.3|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||97.651||64.145||44.287||32.186||8.388||2047.9||3.103||757.6|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||97.271||64.137||45.760||32.996||8.380||2045.8||3.077||751.2|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||97.234||64.051||35.591||27.490||8.322||2031.7||3.920||957.1|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||96.992||64.377||45.265||33.007||8.344||2037.0||3.066||748.6|
|Delkin Travel Reader||96.992||64.188||89.607||51.092||8.419||2055.4||3.017||736.5|
|Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader||94.144||63.910||87.927||51.250||7.992||1951.2||2.697||658.4|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||93.916||64.496||87.438||51.935||8.016||1957.0||2.727||665.7|
|SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader||93.866||64.216||87.410||51.334||8.341||2036.4||2.851||696.0|
|Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader||92.868||63.996||87.163||51.519||6.971||1701.8||4.366||1066.0|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||92.720||64.488||86.889||51.688||6.139||1498.8||2.406||587.3|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||90.566||64.456||78.591||49.558||4.681||1142.9||2.149||524.8|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||85.619||64.275||82.674||52.522||7.713||1883.0||2.718||663.5|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||85.354||64.460||81.164||51.671||7.919||1933.5||3.762||918.5|
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
|Olympus E-M1 II||41.4|
Cameras tested with this card: Olympus E-M1 II
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|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000003|
|OEM ID (OID)||SD|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||12/2016|
|Total capacity||127,865,454,592 bytes|
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.
$ / GB
|SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD||16||$1.50||$24.00||Check price|
|SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD||32||$0.59||$18.99||$18.99||$18.95|
|SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD||64||$0.44||$29.95||$28.95||$27.95|
|SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD||128||$0.49||$67.95||$62.36||$62.95|