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SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC card was released September 2016. The card adds the V30 speed rating to the label, the only external change from the similar card introduced just a year prior. According to SanDisk the card offers a 90MB/s read speed. The Extreme 90MB/s V30 cards are available in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. A 16GB Extreme 90MB/s card if offered without the V30 rating. SanDisk rates the 32 and 64GB cards at 40MB/s maximum write speed. The 128 and 256GB cards are rated at 60MB/s maximum write speed. The card tested in this review is model number SDSDXVE-064G-GNCIN, UPC 619659147082.

The new V30 speed rating is similar to the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3). Both guarantee the card can sustain at least 30MB/s write speed and makes it suitable for recording 4K video. SanDisk Extreme cards are backed by a lifetime warranty.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card Back

Performance

The Extreme 90MB/s V30 64GB card was tested in several USB 3.0 card readers. The read speed peaked at 99.6 MB/s, the same as the Extreme 64GB U3 card without the V30 label. Sequential write speed reached 55.9 MB/s. This is significantly higher than the 40MB/s write speed quoted by SanDisk, and better than the 50.1 MB/s tested in the previous card.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 64GB
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 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.55254.46692.40943.4098.4332058.73.300805.69.5762338.03.262796.4
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.55254.32592.40944.7158.3702043.53.335814.39.5922341.73.284801.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.30654.20488.08743.2586.0281471.72.505611.76.5911609.12.628641.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.25954.14287.72543.4735.9801459.92.471603.46.5111589.52.578629.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.85154.35692.39344.3018.3332034.33.329812.89.5922341.83.301805.9
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.76955.68492.25544.0158.2832022.33.298805.29.5812339.13.276799.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.75154.21292.28644.7678.3772045.23.307807.39.5912341.63.261796.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.74255.60792.40945.3028.4722068.33.289803.09.5832339.53.239790.8
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.74254.42692.25544.3668.4562064.53.305806.89.5722336.83.278800.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.72454.16592.37844.5118.6642115.43.294804.29.6012343.93.239790.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.62453.97892.27142.8838.5662091.33.997975.89.5752337.74.078995.7
Delkin Travel Reader97.55154.17989.90343.0808.3982050.33.298805.29.5602334.13.244792.0
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.87554.46090.84644.2227.7241885.82.889705.38.8742166.53.034740.7
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.61255.93389.27044.4896.0461476.12.495609.16.3251544.32.558624.5
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.97154.35981.09842.0244.7841167.92.307563.34.9331204.32.308563.5
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader94.01754.22187.12044.1947.8611919.22.939717.68.9892194.63.044743.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black85.54954.65381.23144.2657.5281837.93.585875.28.8072150.13.845938.8

The Extreme 90MB/s V30 64GB SDXC card will be tested in cameras for write speed. The results will be added to the table below.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3030360022
Product Name (PNM)SE64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)11/2016
Total capacity63,864,569,856 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