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SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Introduction

The Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I is the fastest UHS-I SD card offered by SanDisk. Its performance is rated at 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speed. The card now carries the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designation which means it supports continuous write speed of at least 30MB/s for recording 4K video. Older versions of this card are be labeled U1; it is essentially the same card, the label was updated to add the new speed class as defined by the SD Association.

The Extreme Pro 95MB/s card is available in a wide range of capacities: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB. This review and test is of the 64GB SDXC version. The 32GB SDHC version was previously reviewed.

Performance

The performance of the Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I card was measured in several SD card readers. The card readers use the USB 3.0 interface for maximum performance. The Extreme Pro exceeded both read and write speed ratings, reaching 98.5MB/s sequential read and 93.2MB/s sequential write in benchmark testing. The top read speed was observed in the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II Reader, while the highest write speed was in the Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader. Only in one reader, the Kingston FCR-HS3, did the card not quite reach its rated speed.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/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 Pro 95MB/s 64GB
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Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.57092.36993.93377.1529.0542210.43.061747.48.3572040.22.962723.2
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.56191.00692.73277.0639.3052271.83.088754.08.3212031.62.772676.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.30692.41088.17433.8697.5951854.32.439595.66.6601626.02.295560.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer98.51392.48393.87177.1649.1542234.83.097756.18.3742044.42.763674.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II98.46792.43493.76277.2409.1292228.93.064748.18.2922024.42.740669.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.95291.98893.45377.2537.4901828.73.075750.77.5311838.72.756672.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.69691.45992.93177.1649.3972294.13.057746.38.3022026.92.755672.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.62491.44392.99280.3449.1862242.73.786924.27.9831949.03.618883.4
Delkin Travel Reader97.46991.52390.69575.6479.3202275.53.084753.08.3382035.72.780678.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.46091.30892.91634.1729.3652286.53.054745.58.3302033.62.708661.1
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader97.34393.24091.88983.2079.4592309.23.892950.27.8711921.73.485850.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black97.33493.08381.96174.7629.1022222.23.579873.97.9691945.53.266797.5
Lexar Professional Workflow SR196.44791.74790.32076.6159.2412256.13.095755.68.0711970.42.799683.4
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.43092.54990.98377.8009.0002197.22.807685.38.4042051.72.585631.2
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black96.22691.48390.24576.2857.4841827.22.533618.46.4931585.32.297560.9
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.095.47390.25480.67368.8275.5051344.12.220541.95.0051222.02.044499.1
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.37387.85785.30733.8639.1162225.52.801683.88.4272057.42.797682.9
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS392.28883.76564.45854.1679.2012246.43.096755.88.3872047.52.767675.7

In previous camera tests, the 32GB version of the the Extreme Pro 95MB/s card had been the fastest card. Since adding 64GB cards to the camera tests, the Extreme Pro 64GB appears to equal its performance. So far it has earned the top position in the Canon 6D SD card comparison. Results for additional cameras will be included below.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D50084.2
Canon 80D81.5
Canon 5D Mark IV79.0
Nikon D560078.9
Fuji X-Pro278.5
Nikon D720074.9
Canon Rebel T6i/T6s73.8
Nikon D550073.4
Canon 5Ds71.7
Nikon D710071.4
Fuji X-T1059.3
Samsung NX158.2
Olympus E-M1 II41.7
Olympus PEN-F41.2
Olympus E-M5 II39.8
Pentax K-3 II37.2
Canon 70D36.4
Canon 6D36.1
Sony A7R II36.1
Sony A600034.8
Sony A630034.0

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 D5600, Nikon D5500, Olympus E-M1 II, Olympus E-M5 II, Olympus PEN-F, Pentax K-3 II, Samsung NX1, Sony A7R II, Sony A6000, Sony A6300

Recommendation

The Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I 64GB SDXC joins the 32GB SDHC in getting the highest recommendation. So long as cost is not a primary concern, the Extreme Pro is the best UHS-I card money can buy.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/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 Pro 95MB/s SD16$0.84$13.43$16.95$15.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD32$0.98$31.39Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD64$1.67$107.02Check priceCheck price
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD128$0.50$78.99Check price$63.49
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD256$0.48$175.92Check price$122.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD512$0.51$259.96$299.95$299.95

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2963369263
Product Name (PNM)SP64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2014
Total capacity63,864,569,856 bytes