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

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

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 SDHC memory card brings a new speed rating V30 to the label. This version was released September 2016. This 32GB card is rated at 90MB/s read speed and 40MB/s write speeds according to SanDisk. Extreme 90MB/s V30 cards available in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. SanDisk offers a 16GB Extreme 90MB/s card without the V30 rating. The 128 and 256GB cards are rated at 60MB/s write speed. The card tested in this review is model number SDSDXVE-032G-GNCIN, UPC 619659147037.

The Extreme 90MB/s 64GB SDXC card is rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) which makes it suitable for recording 4K video that requires at least 30MB/s continuous write speed. The card features a gold label that is marked with its 90MB/s read speed. A lot number is located on the back of the card and the case designates this card is made in China. SanDisk Extreme cards are backed by a lifetime warranty.

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

Performance

The Extreme 90MB/s V30 32GB card was tested in several memory card readers. The maximum sequential read speed was 99.6 MB/s, the same as the previous Extreme 32GB card tested without the V30 label. Sequential write speed writing 1GB files was 54.2 MB/s. This is better than the 40MB/s quoted maximum speed, and an improvement over the non-V30 card which benchmarked at 49.5MB/s sequential write speed.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 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 32GB
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Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.55253.50493.06943.1948.7802143.63.320810.59.8712409.93.384826.1
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.55254.07093.05443.5098.6802119.23.371823.09.8422402.83.360820.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.29753.43188.80343.2156.2271520.32.536619.16.6691628.12.657648.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.29753.19288.31943.7196.2811533.42.522615.86.6531624.32.658648.9
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.87953.25292.56343.9878.7292131.23.303806.49.8552406.13.357819.6
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.85153.49192.47043.5728.6462110.83.366821.79.8462403.83.427836.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.79753.68893.14544.5188.7032124.83.338814.99.8432403.13.339815.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.78853.49692.76444.2658.8112151.03.292803.69.8252398.83.320810.5
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.75154.09293.03842.7368.6022100.03.272798.89.8402402.33.345816.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.66953.45292.84044.5558.7442134.83.263796.79.8672408.93.358819.8
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.64253.40392.88642.8278.7552137.63.904953.19.8802412.24.079995.9
Delkin Travel Reader97.59654.18790.24543.8738.8552161.83.331813.29.8472404.13.355819.1
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.72353.49690.74043.5467.9341937.02.942718.39.1692238.53.140766.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.67053.30381.44642.9817.8591918.73.446841.38.9882194.43.815931.3
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.59453.81289.96242.7366.1931511.92.459600.36.4201567.32.591632.6
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.86854.23881.37941.5414.8831192.12.302562.04.9771215.12.341571.5
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.85853.58987.41043.1808.1031978.22.921713.29.2192250.73.127763.4

The Extreme 90MB/s V30 32GB SDHC card will be included in upcoming camera tests. Results will be shown in the following table when available.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 32GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)328091557
Product Name (PNM)AEICD
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)01/2017
Total capacity31,914,983,424 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$18.50$18.50$18.95
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 SD64$0.45$29.99$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$118.95$116.95$116.95