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

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 1286GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 brings the new V30 speed rating to SanDisk's performance-oriented SD memory card. The card is rated at 90MB/s read speed and 60MB/s maximum write speed. The new V30 speed rating guarantees the card can maintain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed and makes this card ideal for HD and 4K video recording. Extreme 90MB/s cards are available in 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256GB capacities. The 16GB does not have the V30 rating. The 32 and 64GB cards are rated 40MB/s maximum write speed, while the 128 and 256GB card are rated 60MB/s. The 128GB SDXC card tested in this review is model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN with UPC 619659147112.

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

Performance

The SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s 128GB SDXC card was bechmarked using a variety of USB 3.0 card readers. The card reached a sequential read measurement of 99.6 MB/s in the fastest test. This is better than the previous Extreme 90MB/s 128GB card without the V30 label that measured 86.0 MB/s sequential read. The highest sequential write speed observed was 66.4MB/s; better than the 60MB/s speed advertised but slightly below the 78.8 MB/s benchmark of the old card without the V30 label.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 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 128GB
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.55266.01092.67150.5888.7292131.23.266797.39.8432403.23.257795.3
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.55265.51692.74951.0018.8652164.33.277800.19.8352401.13.275799.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.29765.71788.61250.3626.2281520.62.383581.76.6301618.72.529617.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.28865.54887.86949.3176.3151541.82.357575.46.6251617.42.506611.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.85154.35692.39344.3018.3332034.33.329812.89.5922341.83.301805.9
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.83366.44192.90150.9358.9192177.63.221786.59.8332400.73.257795.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.81565.96592.71850.7298.8412158.63.188778.29.8302399.83.252794.0
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.76965.97792.60951.7828.6852120.33.291803.59.8442403.43.300805.6
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.69665.77492.68650.2218.6932122.43.197780.69.8302400.03.225787.3
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.67865.72192.60950.6058.6072101.43.126763.39.8232398.13.185777.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.66965.98192.64349.6238.7452135.13.672896.59.8122395.64.046987.7
Delkin Travel Reader97.54265.56590.24549.6558.7532136.93.192779.29.8282399.53.212784.2
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.68866.29491.43651.2008.1241983.52.746670.39.1762240.22.949720.1
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.62965.72989.48951.0426.2281520.62.510612.76.4501574.82.591632.5
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.84266.03181.41948.7634.9031197.02.277556.04.9961219.72.301561.7
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.82466.04886.97549.5268.1851998.32.766675.29.2722263.62.963723.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black85.55665.92781.11150.5837.8891926.13.667895.39.0532210.33.996975.7

The 128GB Extreme 90MB/s V30 SDXC card will be included in future camera tests. Its write performance in cameras will be shown in a table below.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)749307524
Product Name (PNM)AFICF
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)01/2017
Total capacity127,865,454,592 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 SD 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 SD32$0.58$18.45$18.45$18.95
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 SD64$0.45$30.00$30.00$28.89
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 SD128$0.47$59.99$59.95$59.95
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 SD256$0.46$119.95$116.95$116.95