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SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card

Introduction

SanDisk's updated Extreme SD cards now feature read speeds up to 150MB/s. The Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC card can reach up to 150MB/s read speed only in SanDisk's proprietary card reader, model SDDR-C531. When used in other card readers the card has lower read speed. SanDisk claims a maximum write speed of 70 MB/s.

The Extreme 150MB/s card is rated Video Speed Class V30, meaning it can provide at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for 4K video recording. The card is offered in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The card tested for this review is the 128GB SDXC card with model SDSDXV5-128G-A and UPC 619659170400. The card has a lifetime warranty from SanDisk. The card tested is made in China.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card

Performance

To test the read and write speed the Extreme 150MB/s 128GB card was benchmarked in several card readers. In the fastest test, the card reached a maximum sequential read speed of 153 MB/s. This speed was only reached in the SanDisk C531 reader. When tested in other card readers the highest read speed was 99.3MB/s. Sequential write speed was 89.1 MB/s in the fastest benchmark result.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 128GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C531152.98779.879116.66341.6513.545865.42.409588.23.790925.22.543620.9
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.26987.35291.04651.6545.6851387.83.390827.75.8571429.93.391827.8
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.26987.81390.83151.5955.7301398.93.407831.75.8571429.93.409832.3
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.25987.38980.16451.4685.6831387.43.379825.05.8431426.63.397829.4
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader98.97888.06480.04451.3595.8881437.63.400830.05.8841436.53.401830.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.96987.13482.34950.1134.5011098.92.500610.34.9041197.22.651647.2
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer98.90487.64480.54151.2424.3411059.82.447597.34.8761190.52.610637.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.85788.41376.13449.6714.8071173.52.521615.44.7671163.92.653647.6
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.82087.21482.01551.1334.3611064.72.496609.54.8131175.12.681654.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.61588.99176.13449.7524.4491086.12.489607.64.7551160.82.649646.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.65188.29491.00149.8595.6731385.12.990729.95.8551429.43.223786.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.30788.31680.19051.5615.6781386.23.388827.15.8441426.93.404831.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.29888.04980.03151.5785.4851339.03.383826.05.5891364.53.394828.5
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.19887.87290.94250.5135.7101394.03.412832.95.8481427.63.389827.5
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.19888.07190.69550.5045.6861388.13.399829.85.8551429.43.412833.1
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.18988.04290.74051.2175.8071417.83.382825.65.8281422.83.385826.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.11788.08680.11051.4685.6941390.23.376824.35.8541429.23.374823.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.05487.88790.81651.7055.6851387.93.400830.05.8311423.63.391827.8
Delkin Travel Reader97.02787.96883.97050.4215.6891388.83.387827.05.8451427.13.383826.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.35989.09688.92152.2895.3941316.92.833691.85.4621333.63.106758.2
DriverGenius USB 3.1(G1) / 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.05086.88987.56750.5305.4541331.62.842693.95.5211347.93.125763.0
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.79588.75788.67150.7955.3671310.42.837692.55.4791337.63.083752.7
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.78784.76170.05349.9244.3241055.82.444596.74.8021172.42.601635.0
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.78787.52786.35950.9265.5721360.42.941718.05.6341375.42.998732.0
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.99787.69671.58750.7784.6731140.82.532618.34.8531184.92.641644.7
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.28184.80283.12450.0805.2251275.52.838692.85.4611333.23.138766.2

This Extreme 150MB/s 128GB card will be included in future camera tests. When results are available they will be added to the table below.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3684409234
Product Name (PNM)SF128
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2018
Total capacity127,865,454,592 bytes

The internal card register shows the production date of December 2018. The Manufacturer ID of 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" are consistent with cards produced by SanDisk.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme 150MB/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 150MB/s U3 V30 64GB64$0.27$16.99Check price$16.99
SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s U3 V30 128GB128$0.23$29.99Check price$29.99
SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s U3 V30 256GB256$0.23$59.99Check price$59.99