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SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s 32GB microSDHC UHS-I U3 Review

SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 MicroSDHC Card

Introduction

The Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD card is an update to the Extreme Plus 80MB/s. According to SanDisk, the card is rated 95MB/s read speed and 90MB/s write speed, an improvement over the 80MB/s read and 60MB/s write of the previous card. Externally, the Extreme Plus 95/90MB/s card appears the same as the earlier 80MB/s version. The Extreme Plus supports UHS-I and meets UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) to provide at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K video. Extreme Plus microSD cards are available in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities. The 32GB microSDHC version is tested in this review.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 MicroSDHC Card Back

Performance

When tested in card readers, the Extreme Plus 95/90MB/s 32GB microSDHC U3 card provided impressive performance. The card was tested in microSD slots when available, and in card readers without a dedicated slot it was tested in the included SanDisk microSD to SD adapter. Speed tests with and without the adapter in readers with both slots provide nearly identical results because adapters only serve as a connection pass-though.

The 95/90 Extreme Plus microSDHC card performed ...

Card: SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 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 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.54290.38792.43932.0829.0122200.13.021737.68.4742068.82.445597.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.53390.88892.91632.0417.7891901.63.037741.57.8191909.02.494608.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.28892.33788.56833.4857.5731848.82.411588.76.6701628.52.227543.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.63391.23692.97732.1089.3372279.73.039742.08.4512063.12.511612.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.57891.33192.47032.2019.2322253.93.057746.38.4862071.70.503122.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.47891.33191.72232.8879.2862267.03.378824.78.4242056.70.05112.5
Delkin Travel Reader97.46091.35589.56333.0959.3862291.43.021737.48.3302033.72.591632.6
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.13591.10989.96233.3208.2302009.32.507612.17.0441719.82.308563.5
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.09990.94392.74832.1399.2612261.03.015736.18.4912073.11.725421.1
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.01990.63792.30132.1609.0552210.83.024738.38.4732068.72.446597.1
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.30691.69989.66632.4909.0892218.93.211784.18.4532063.81.220297.9
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader96.27091.76389.59232.4118.0291960.33.615882.78.3992050.51.582386.3
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.22690.92090.48432.4278.6672116.12.937717.18.4842071.31.455355.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.14792.13489.59233.3259.3962294.02.725665.28.4802070.42.526616.7
Lexar Professional Workflow SR195.65690.68488.81832.3909.2322253.92.486607.09.9832437.21.292315.5
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.59490.39488.53932.2176.9001684.52.330568.86.0871486.02.231544.7
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader95.43890.30188.58334.6588.5792094.43.725909.47.8841924.73.033740.5
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.98488.86280.23031.0035.3821313.82.146523.84.8311179.41.301317.5
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader93.81688.07986.97534.8259.0782216.42.769676.18.4612065.72.534618.8
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader93.72387.74086.80334.7339.3732288.42.628641.68.4602065.41.475360.2
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.38187.72586.18934.8088.9612187.82.701659.58.4362059.72.503611.2
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS390.73981.43662.63327.5676.8881681.72.727665.78.0171957.32.944718.7

The card will be included in upcoming camera tests.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D50083.6
Canon 80D80.3
Canon 5D Mark IV78.3
Nikon D560078.0
Fuji X-Pro277.6
Fuji X-T1055.8
Olympus E-M1 II40.7
Olympus PEN-F40.2
Sony A630035.1

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 80D, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus PEN-F, Sony A6300

SD vs microSD

The microSD version of the Extreme Plus 95MB/s offers the speed and capacity of a full-size SD card in a minuscule package. For devices that require a microSD card size it would be an obvious choice, and in cameras or other devices that have standard SD slots it can be used with the included adapter. There is no speed penalty for using this card in an adapter (its performance is the same with and without the adapter), but the microSD version usually costs more. With more devices such as smartphones and action cameras (GoPro) using microSD cards, it might make sense to purchase the microSD version even if your primary camera uses standard SD cards.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)688037284
Product Name (PNM)SP32G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2015
Total capacity31,914,983,424 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s 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 95/90 MB/s microSD16$3.31$53.00Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD32$1.33$42.56Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD64$0.62$39.99Check priceCheck price