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SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSDXC 64GB Memory Card Review

SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GB microSDXC Card

Introduction

SanDisk Ultra microSD cards are a best-selling choice that balance cost and performance. The Ultra 80MB/s UHS-I is the latest version of the card. The read speed has been increased to 80MB/s from the 40MB/s of the previous card. The write speed, although not directly stated, retains the same Class 10 rating, meaning the card can sustain at least 10MB/s continuous recording. Ultra microSD cards are available in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128GB, 200GB and 256GB capacities. The 200 and 256GB cards have a 90MB/s read speed rating. The 64GB microSDXC version is reviewed here.

SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GB microSDXC Card back

Performance

Benchmark tests were run with the Ultra 80MB/s 64GB microSDXC card was in several SD and microSD card readers. Although the card was rated 80MB/s read speed, it easily surpassed that and reached up to 99.5MB/s sequential read speed. The sequential write speed measured just above 20MB/s and reached up to 21.4MB/s in the highest benchmark result. The card easily passes the 10MB/s write speed implied by the Class 10 rating.

Card: SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 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 Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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QD32
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.52320.79163.45715.0357.4441817.32.097512.17.9761947.32.343572.1
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.51420.33063.01315.4637.4441817.32.049500.37.9571942.52.029495.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.20320.60086.38818.5925.2801289.01.864455.15.8011416.21.735423.6
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.13720.49586.50221.0145.1581259.21.871456.95.6751385.51.930471.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.55120.89645.10016.1377.4441817.32.260551.87.9841949.12.080507.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.54220.57043.45914.8367.4311814.22.309563.77.9801948.32.281556.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.50620.17143.29415.6257.3881803.72.316565.47.9811948.52.273555.0
Delkin Travel Reader97.24320.60788.07218.6827.4351815.12.144523.57.9581942.91.480361.3
Lexar C1 USB-C microSD Reader97.17120.27786.91818.4175.5131345.91.928470.66.1881510.81.924469.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.15320.59744.34415.4537.4271813.32.321566.67.9821948.72.017492.4
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.96521.39334.94713.8627.4371815.82.534618.67.9911951.02.594633.4
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader96.89320.05943.77515.5687.5191835.72.013491.57.9771947.51.598390.1
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader94.00920.02085.94920.4906.8891682.01.970480.97.8011904.41.921468.9
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.90820.39685.82218.5146.9561698.21.864455.07.8011904.61.811442.1
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black93.85820.88885.78018.8655.4021318.81.956477.55.6721384.71.716419.0
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader92.78620.90385.10918.5836.0501477.12.684655.26.9521697.32.478605.1
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.090.06120.24776.46222.5094.2361034.11.701415.24.3871071.01.702415.6
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader84.91220.53277.69818.6406.9051685.91.912466.97.5911853.41.662405.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader84.82920.22278.90519.2116.4891584.22.080507.77.6691872.31.978482.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black76.48320.44871.89119.7906.8261666.42.528617.27.5241836.92.329568.6

The SanDisk 80MB/s microSDXC 64GB card will be included in upcoming camera tests. Given the benchmark results, the card will be good enough for basic photography but the relatively low write speed will hinder continuous shooting. After a camera has reached its buffer capacity the card's write speed will limit continuous shooting. Camera test results will be included below when available.

SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon Rebel T7i21.2
Sony A919.1
Nikon D560019.0
Canon 77D18.9
Nikon D750018.5
Olympus E-M1 II17.5
Panasonic GH516.0

Cameras tested with this card: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Nikon D7500, Nikon D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Panasonic GH5, Sony A9

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2711322901
Product Name (PNM)SL64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)07/2016
Total capacity63,864,569,856 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Ultra 80MB/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 Ultra 80MB/s microSD16$0.62$10.00$9.95$9.95
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD32$0.44$13.95$13.95$13.95
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD64$0.36$22.99$24.95$24.95
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD128$0.35$44.99$49.95$48.95