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SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 32GB microSDHC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 32GB microSDHC Memory Card

Introduction

SanDisk's Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSD cards bring performance mainstream. Their latest offering includes the new V30 Video Speed Class rating which notes the cards can maintain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording HD and 4K video. Extreme 90MB/s V30 microSD cards are offered in 16, 32, 64GB and 128GB capacities. The cards are rated 90MB/s read speed and 60MB/s write speed, but the 16GB card is only rated 40MB/s write and lacks the V30 rating. The 32GB capacity card model SDSQXVF-032G-GN6MA with UPC 619659147907 is covered in this review.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 32GB microSDHC Memory Card Back

Performance

The read and write performance of the SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I V30 32GB microSDHC card were measuring using performance benchmarks in USB 3.0 card readers. The sequential read speed measured as high as 99.6 MB/s, which is better than the 90MB/s read speed noted on the label. Sequential write speed reached 71.7 MB/s, also above the 60MB/s rating advertised by SanDisk. Overall this card outperformed the previous non-V30 rated card it replaced. The old card was similar in read speed but measured only 49.0 MB/s sequential write speed in the highest benchmark.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 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 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.55269.63692.81053.1328.6002099.73.287802.59.8222398.03.292803.8
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.55270.19592.59751.6888.5452086.23.290803.29.8082394.53.306807.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.27870.48888.45152.9676.0851485.72.511613.16.6971635.02.607636.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.24171.57087.89852.1596.1251495.32.491608.36.6471622.72.615638.5
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.20370.93187.97151.8936.0451475.92.528617.26.4971586.32.622640.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.83370.48393.05453.5608.7962147.53.369822.49.7952391.43.343816.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.83370.13492.87052.4638.5062076.53.322811.09.7882389.63.300805.6
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.76969.87792.76452.8218.6462110.83.299805.39.8062393.93.250793.5
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.74270.32792.48553.4118.5792094.43.412832.99.7992392.43.395828.8
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.73370.10192.36352.4808.5922097.63.459844.59.8142396.13.417834.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.72471.66392.40152.0048.6762118.23.672896.59.7532381.13.976970.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.65170.90792.57852.9848.6032100.43.272798.89.8312400.03.277799.9
Delkin Travel Reader97.56070.00890.09652.1688.6772118.53.314809.19.8142395.93.292803.8
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.43370.73089.17452.3536.5901609.02.615638.47.0901731.02.690656.8
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.59870.96590.98653.4997.8211909.52.858697.89.0322205.13.029739.5
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader95.90069.98489.88851.3097.2911780.14.1411011.08.2082004.04.1671017.4
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.60371.60090.11151.9616.1481501.02.523616.16.4211567.62.634643.2
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.78270.62581.25849.9734.8411181.92.341571.44.9711213.72.359576.0
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader94.11070.96087.72552.7788.0571967.12.829690.79.1612236.53.020737.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.51470.08787.19252.5228.0591967.42.940717.89.1562235.43.093755.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black85.56370.08781.15151.9277.7411889.93.557868.48.9642188.53.848939.6

The 32GB Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC card will be included in upcoming cameras tests. The write speed during continuous shootingin various digital cameras will be added to the following table as results are available.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon Rebel T7i65.1
Canon 77D64.3
Sony A963.2
Nikon D750061.9
Panasonic GH536.3

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Nikon D7500, Panasonic GH5, Sony A9

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2883784852
Product Name (PNM)SE32G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)10/2016
Total capacity31,914,983,424 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$19.95$19.95$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$68.45$70.02$70.02