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SanDisk Extreme Plus 100 MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 64GB microSDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100 MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 64GB microSDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB microSDXC card is now available with the App Performance Class 1 (A1) rating. The updated card is rated 100 MB/s read speed and 90 MB/s write speed. The A1 designation means the card will reach at least 1500 IOPS read and 500 IOPS write for running the most demanding applications on mobile devices. As with the previous card, the updated card has Video Speed Class 30 (V30) rating making it suitable for recording HD and 4K video because it can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed. The card is UHS-I compatible and has the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) rating, also designating at least 30MB/s write speed.

Extreme Plus 100 MB/s A1 microSD cards are available in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities. This review covers the details of the 64GB microSDXC card model SDSQXBG-064G-GN6MA with UPC 619659155384. The card is differentiated from the previous one with the addition of the A1 icon on the card. The back of the card is marked made in China.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100 MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 A1 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The 64GB Extreme Plus 100 MB/s A1 microSDXC card was benchmarked using a variety of memory card readers. The highest sequential read speed was 99.5 MB/s, while the sequential write speed reached up to 90.9 MB/s. These numbers are within the ratings quoted by SanDisk and very similar to the previous generation non-A1 Extreme Plus 64GB microSDXC card.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 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 Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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1000MB
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Write
1000MB
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512KB
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512KB
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4KB
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QD1
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4KB
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QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.54290.09292.76464.1818.4132054.02.990729.99.2782265.23.024738.3
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.53390.56692.59363.3438.4202055.72.974726.09.2892267.73.028739.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.29789.78388.33461.7016.0761483.42.314564.96.5851607.72.449598.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.29790.15488.48062.3226.1941512.22.325567.76.5731604.72.460600.6
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.23190.64588.45161.9955.7891413.32.219541.76.2861534.72.334569.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.16689.95288.39261.1325.8931438.82.293559.96.2461524.82.374579.5
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader98.04490.57492.87063.9488.3742044.53.010734.89.2802265.53.037741.4
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.87090.17792.19463.4258.4122053.72.980727.59.3232276.13.024738.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.81590.56692.53262.3338.3312034.03.779922.79.3072272.33.986973.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.71589.97692.28662.3848.4122053.62.997731.79.2652262.03.020737.4
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.71589.85292.36364.0548.4022051.32.961722.99.3012270.83.028739.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black97.70690.49691.63263.9168.0721970.73.761918.28.8322156.33.876946.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.69690.24792.51663.5508.4062052.33.034740.79.3042271.53.078751.6
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.67889.66888.71561.5006.5031587.62.458600.16.9871705.82.526616.8
Delkin Travel Reader97.65190.34091.19562.5198.4212056.02.993730.89.2802265.63.020737.2
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.49790.93592.08762.9938.4532063.83.050744.79.3152274.13.090754.4
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader97.38890.31790.92763.0037.8761923.02.607636.58.7492136.02.707660.8
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.37990.26292.42463.3228.2922024.33.015736.09.3252276.73.034740.8
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.31589.86888.40763.5607.6261861.72.632642.58.4272057.52.718663.6
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader96.03289.72989.51961.0967.2691774.54.2071027.07.7961903.44.3851070.4
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.095.60388.38380.68656.8664.6731140.82.188534.34.7681164.02.140522.4
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.57790.34888.92162.9426.1381498.52.360576.36.3291545.22.465601.8
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader94.11987.62287.10561.6918.1141980.92.697658.59.0762215.82.767675.5
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader93.85887.56487.30961.3408.2122004.92.675653.18.9672189.32.748670.9

Tests in cameras were performed with the Extreme Plus 100 MB/s A1 microSDXC card. The average write speed during continuous shooting was calculated for several camera models. Additional cameras will be tested and results will be shown in the table below.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D750077.6
Sony A976.2

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 microSDXC 64GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2161486082
Product Name (PNM)AGGCE
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)04/2017
Total capacity63,864,569,856 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