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SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card

Introduction

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB adds a new Video Speed Class V30 rating. This UHS-I card offers read speed of 95MB/s and a 90MB/s write speed according to SanDisk. The card is rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3). The U3 and V30 ratings designate it as capable of at least 30MB/s continuous write speed and make it ideal for recording HD and 4K video. Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 cards are offered in 32, 64, 128, 256 GB sizes. At the time of review the 512GB version is not yet V30 rated. This review is for the 256GB capacity SDXC version model SDSDXXG-256G-GN4IN with UPC 619659150860. The same card is also sold as model SDSDXXG-256G-ANCIN with UPC 619659150853 in some regions.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card

Performance

The 256GB Extreme Pro 95MB/s V30 card was tested in several card readers. The highest sequential read benchmark reached 99.5 MB/s while the maximum sequential write speed was 90.9 MB/s. It surpassed its quoted speeds and offers the highest performance UHS-I is capable of providing.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GB
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 U3 V30 256GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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1000MB
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1000MB
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512KB
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512KB
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QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.52390.76292.04161.9858.4382060.12.898707.69.2182250.52.937717.1
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.52390.57492.39361.7528.4672067.32.903708.79.2242251.92.943718.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.30690.63789.90359.9386.0891486.62.262552.36.4731580.22.356575.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader99.30690.71590.63560.6516.3191542.82.375579.96.6171615.42.400586.0
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.21289.89888.67160.2145.4981342.32.207538.96.2321521.62.317565.6
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader99.14789.43187.42462.0055.3231299.52.186533.75.9941463.52.299561.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader98.05390.13893.53059.8118.4022051.33.776922.09.2902268.03.925958.3
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.95290.88093.74762.2618.4312058.42.911710.89.2832266.32.949719.9
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.88890.26292.57861.5008.3222031.72.876702.29.2462257.22.887704.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.73390.33292.33261.1228.4482062.52.874701.69.2482257.92.914711.5
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.65190.69992.67161.1228.4242056.82.880703.09.2132249.32.899707.6
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.52490.14692.20960.8638.4632066.22.882703.69.2152249.82.936716.7
Delkin Travel Reader97.52490.02290.26060.5518.4082052.62.890705.59.2282252.82.910710.5
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.50690.94392.31664.9488.3872047.52.925714.09.2642261.72.988729.4
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader97.46989.67691.13660.5317.9431939.22.593633.18.8082150.42.696658.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.43390.82592.82561.9348.3992050.62.921713.29.2592260.52.988729.6
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.73490.06889.35860.9136.0981488.92.289558.86.2761532.12.387582.7
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.095.06687.52781.27254.8724.8001171.82.102513.24.9041197.22.123518.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.92587.90187.26561.3708.0721970.72.543621.08.9462184.12.636643.6
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black86.09081.41881.70357.2527.9791948.03.412833.18.7382133.43.875946.1

This card will be included in camera tests. The write speed in cameras will be shown in the table below.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Nikon D750078.1
Canon Rebel T7i77.8
Sony A977.0
Canon 77D76.7
Panasonic GH540.0

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Nikon D7500, Panasonic GH5, Sony A9

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3563488514
Product Name (PNM)AGGCH
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)02/2017
Total capacity255,865,651,200 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 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 U3 V30 SD32$0.71$22.59$22.85$22.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 SD64$0.55$34.95$34.95$34.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 SD128$0.51$66.95$66.95$64.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 SD256$0.49$124.99$129.50$129.50