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SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The Extreme Plus 80MB/s card sits midway between the Extreme 60MB/s and the Extreme Pro 95MB/s cards. The Plus was first marketed in early 2014 and for a brief time it was called the Extreme 80MB/s to differentiate it from the then 45MB/s Extreme card. The Extreme Plus is offered in 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 64GB SDXC card is reviewed here.

The Extreme Plus features a gold label adorned with various icons that describe its attributes: 80MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I, SDXC, U3. The 80MB/s on the label refers to its claimed read speed of 80MB/s. The write speed is quoted at 60MB/s. It meets UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) to guarantee at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for reacording 4K HD video streams. SD Class 10 is an older specification for cards reaching at least 10MB/s write speed for recording video. Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) is the standard for cards greater than 32GB capacity that are formatted with the exFAT file system.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB SDXC Memory Card back

Performance

The Extreme Plus 64GB SDXC card was tested in several card readers to measure maximum read and write speeds. In card readers it outperformed its rated read speed with a maximum 97.9 MB/s continuous read in the Kingston MobileLite G4 card reader and exceeded 92MB/s in all readers. Its sequential write speed equaled its rating of 60 MB/s in all card readers tested.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 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 80MB/s 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
Seq.
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1000MB
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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
IOPS
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4KB
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QD1
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4KB
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QD1
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4KB
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4KB
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QD32
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4KB
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QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.32960.90790.03634.8369.9122419.82.809685.87.8971928.12.586631.3
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.87060.23289.21834.7799.8742410.62.822689.17.9961952.22.643645.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.74261.13889.93234.9758.8722166.12.794682.17.5161834.92.617639.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.63360.63989.54834.8839.8572406.62.821688.77.9471940.22.604635.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.51561.16689.90335.0199.7702385.32.888705.08.0601967.82.637643.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.20460.94289.50434.5499.7132371.43.251793.88.1081979.43.115760.5
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II95.05760.92589.96235.05310.0092443.62.817687.87.8731922.02.621639.8
Delkin Travel Reader94.96360.98987.38134.5499.6502356.12.815687.38.0051954.42.608636.6
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader94.79960.72088.34934.8779.5452330.42.540620.18.0191957.82.431593.4
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.76560.39188.04334.6987.5791850.32.336570.26.4541575.62.189534.4
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black94.61160.81287.69735.0149.3922293.03.262796.37.5201835.83.113759.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR194.57760.09088.26134.7849.7242374.12.838693.07.7411889.82.627641.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader94.55160.66789.14435.03010.3162518.63.591876.67.7581894.13.247792.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer94.40760.60188.89234.8139.6522356.42.816687.67.9361937.52.616638.7
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.85860.74581.11133.5385.6411377.32.085509.15.1081247.01.957477.8
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.45660.97885.82234.9239.4762313.42.635643.37.9081930.62.539619.8
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS392.11060.59763.90630.49710.0012441.52.847695.07.9181933.02.609636.9

The Extreme Plus 64GB SDXC will be included in upcoming camera tests and results will be added to the table below as they are available.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon 80D55.9
Nikon D50055.1
Canon 5D Mark IV55.0
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s54.8
Fuji X-Pro252.3
Canon 5Ds51.6
Nikon D720051.1
Nikon D710051.0
Nikon D550049.5
Samsung NX147.5
Fuji X-T1045.5
Olympus PEN-F40.3
Olympus E-M5 II39.1
Pentax K-3 II36.7
Sony A7R II35.6
Canon 70D35.1
Canon 6D34.7
Sony A600034.2
Sony A630033.8

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 70D, Canon 80D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D7200, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5500, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)262148273
Product Name (PNM)SE64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)10/2014
Total capacity63,864,569,856 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 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 Plus 80MB/s SD8$3.22$25.73Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s SD16$0.87$13.99Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s SD32$1.31$42.00Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s SD64$1.33$84.95Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s SD128$1.87$239.99Check priceCheck price