The Extreme Pro designation appears on many top performing memory products from SanDisk. This Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I Secure Digital card is the latest to wear the label, offering 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds acording to SanDisk. Rather than come up with a new name as it improves its cards, SanDisk includes the read speed in the product name. The Extreme Pro is available in 8, 16, 32 and 64GB capacities. New versions in 128, 256 and 512GB were announced September 2014 at Photokina, but not yet released. We test the 32GB version which tends to be a popular size among photographers and as of the time of this review, it offers the best value in price per GB of storage.
In USB 3.0 card readers the Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD card achieved write speed above 91 MB/s. In the fastest card readers, a virtual tie between the Kingston MobileLite G4 and SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II reader, it reached 98.5MB/s read, and topped 95MB/s read speed in all but one of the USB 3.0 readers in which it was tested.
Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB 32 GB
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 Pro 95MB/s 32GB 32 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||99.561||92.786||94.278||34.340||9.495||2318.1||2.979||727.4|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||99.542||92.655||92.118||35.614||9.671||2361.1||2.998||731.9|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||98.495||90.762||92.532||35.465||9.846||2403.8||2.965||724.0|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||98.439||91.284||92.332||35.499||9.529||2326.5||2.966||724.2|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||97.797||89.937||93.685||34.335||9.294||2269.1||2.952||720.6|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||97.715||91.819||93.499||34.425||9.218||2250.5||2.988||729.4|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||97.533||90.802||92.363||37.842||9.375||2288.8||2.972||725.6|
|Delkin Travel Reader||97.524||90.802||89.299||37.492||9.649||2355.7||2.958||722.2|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||97.515||89.829||92.532||37.492||9.319||2275.1||3.260||795.9|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||97.352||82.793||82.056||32.898||9.517||2323.4||3.314||809.0|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||97.352||91.363||92.409||34.453||9.287||2267.4||3.669||895.8|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR1||96.465||91.843||90.695||34.111||8.998||2196.9||2.972||725.5|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||96.421||92.581||88.803||38.105||9.426||2301.2||2.702||659.7|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||96.253||90.652||90.740||33.978||7.447||1818.2||2.425||592.0|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||95.455||89.960||82.524||32.746||5.608||1369.1||2.175||531.1|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||93.215||87.688||86.090||33.776||9.031||2204.9||2.599||634.5|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||92.402||83.926||64.555||28.990||9.520||2324.2||3.017||736.5|
We tested the Extreme Pro 95MB/s in numerous cameras and it has consistently been a top performing card. Even in older cameras with write speeds signifiacntly lower than the rating of this card, it still manages to outperform, only by a smaller margin. The highest write performance is seen in recent cameras capable of UHS-I where this card reaches above 70MB/s write speed. Cameras such a the Nikon D7100 and D810 capable of UHS-I SDR104 mode can take full advantage of the extra speed offered by this card. Its best performance was measured in the Canon 7D Mark II, where it reached 75MB/s actual write speed during extended continuous shooting.
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB|
Tested in Camera
|Canon 5D Mark IV||78.1|
|Canon 7D Mark II||74.9|
|Canon Rebel T6i/T6s||71.6|
|Olympus E-M1 II||41.1|
|Olympus E-M5 II||38.6|
|Sony A7R II||36.6|
|Pentax K-3 II||36.2|
Cameras tested with this card: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70D, Canon Rebel T6i/T6s, Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji X-T10, Nikon D500, Nikon D750, Nikon D810, Nikon D800, Nikon D600, Nikon D7100, Nikon D5500, Nikon D7200, Nikon D5300, Nikon D3300, Olympus E-M1, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus E-M5, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Olympus E-M10, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300
With only a few exceptions, the Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I is the fastest card available for almost every camera. The few cameras capable of using faster UHS-II cards would benefit from using a UHS-II card instead. But the list of such cameras is very short (Fuji X-T1 and the recently announced Samsung NX1). Until more cameras offer UHS-II support, the Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I has our highest recommendation. For those few cameras with UHS-II support, there is an Extreme Pro UHS-II card available.
Older cameras probably don't need the raw speed this card offers, but can still benefit from its capabilities. Its read speed offers fast transfer of images to your computer. To see the highest read speed you need to use a USB 3.0 card reader on a computer with USB 3.0 ports.
Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.
$ / GB
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||16||$0.98||$15.75||$15.75||$16.49|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||32||$0.69||$29.02||Check price||$21.95|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||64||$0.55||$35.90||Check price||$34.95|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||128||$0.50||$70.82||Check price||$63.49|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||256||$0.48||$151.85||Check price||$122.95|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD||512||$0.55||$281.19||$299.95||$299.95|
The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.
|SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB SD — Internal Card Information|
|Serial number (PSN)||2719191063|
|Product Name (PNM)||SP32G|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000003|
|OEM ID (OID)||SD|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||02/2014|
|Total capacity||31,914,983,424 bytes|