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SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 32GB microSDHC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 32GB microSDHC Memory Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB microSDHC card has been updated with the new App Performance Class 1 (A1) rating. The A1 designation means the card is ideal for running applications on mobile devices. A1 rated cards reach at least 1500 random read input-output access per second (IOPS) and write at least 500 IOPS. The card is operates up to UHS-I performance and carries U3 and V30 raintgs. These ratings guarantee at least 30MB/s continuous write speed and make the card suitable for recording HD and 4K vieo. The card that preceeded it had a read speed rating of 95 MB/s while this card claims a maximum read speed of 100MB/s. Write speed is quotes at 90 MS/s. Extreme Plus microSD cards are offered in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities. This review is for the 32GB capacity microSDHC card model SDSQXBG-032G-GN6MA with UPC 619659155353.

SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 32GB microSDHC Memory Card Back

Performance

The new A1 Extreme Plus 32GB microSD card was tested in memory card readers with benchmark software. In these tests the maximum sequential read speed was 99.5 MB/s while the highest sequential write speed reached 91.8 MB/s. The card benchmarks are inline with those quoted by SanDisk and although the read speed is quoted higher, it is nearly identical to the previous non-A1 rated Extreme Plus microSDHC card.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 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 Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Seq.
Read
1000MB
MB/s
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Write
1000MB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Write
512KB
MB/s
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
MB/s
QD1
Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD1
Rand.
Read
4KB
MB/s
QD32
Rand.
Read
4KB
IOPS
QD32
Rand.
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4KB
MB/s
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Rand.
Write
4KB
IOPS
QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.53391.03892.73262.7268.5352083.73.127763.49.4452305.93.170774.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.49591.29292.31663.6028.4022051.33.096755.89.4612309.83.144767.5
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.28891.41988.67162.3335.9921463.02.324567.36.3061539.52.425592.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.28891.40388.78962.6885.9171444.52.431593.56.6131614.52.571627.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.28890.96788.92162.1256.1851509.92.417590.06.5561600.62.519615.0
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.19491.75588.45161.9955.9271447.12.333569.76.2581527.92.431593.5
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader98.10890.63793.49960.7728.4292057.83.887948.99.2812265.84.1691017.9
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.93491.06292.88662.6438.5382084.43.117760.99.4342303.33.125762.8
Delkin Travel Reader97.92590.38791.31561.1918.5462086.53.103757.69.4542308.13.100756.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.81590.62193.09962.0878.2142005.33.071749.78.9542186.13.118761.3
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.81590.32492.50162.1898.5282082.13.065748.49.4422305.23.085753.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.80690.37192.68662.4988.5952098.33.178775.89.4582309.23.119761.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black97.50689.82991.28562.5198.1271984.13.671896.29.0112200.13.784923.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.49791.00692.39363.3948.4652066.63.129764.09.4692311.73.185777.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader97.47889.76890.81662.4054.7781166.52.661649.78.9782191.92.795682.4
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.39790.72392.57863.6028.4932073.43.145767.89.4942317.83.197780.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.19891.28492.40962.7798.5552088.63.134765.09.4742313.03.209783.5
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.03689.56888.86260.7526.1681505.92.474604.16.9781703.62.600634.7
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.33290.61389.60763.3948.3272033.02.688656.39.1972245.32.793681.8
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader96.12990.92089.82962.3337.3181786.74.3451060.87.9831948.94.4331082.4
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.70889.71489.56360.8636.1491501.22.371578.96.3371547.12.507612.1
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.094.64587.87980.29756.8014.6811142.92.204538.24.7771166.32.218541.6
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader93.93387.98387.59661.8328.2972025.72.792681.79.1392231.32.803684.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.27387.29487.17860.2148.2262008.32.700659.19.1752240.02.776677.7

The 32GB Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC card was tested in digital cameras for average write speed during continuous shooting. The results are shown in the table below. More tests will be performed with additional camera models.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D750078.3
Sony A976.3

Cameras tested with this card: Nikon D7500, Sony A9

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3980528916
Product Name (PNM)AGGCD
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)04/2017
Total capacity31,914,983,424 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 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 Plus 100MB/s A1 microSD32$0.94$29.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSD64$0.78$49.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSD128$0.74$95.00