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SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card

Introduction

SanDisk continually improves their Secure Digital card line, and the latest version of the Extreme card features a 150MB/s read speed. The SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC card can only attain this speed in the SanDisk SDDR-C531 UHS-I card reader. When the card is used in other readers, including SanDisk UHS-II readers, it operates at a reduced rate.

The Extreme 150MB/s SD has a Video Speed Class V30 rating, meaning it will sustain 30MB/s recording for 4K video. Its maximum write speed is advertised at 70 MB/s, which is 10MB/s faster than the 64 and 128GB versions of this card. Extreme 150MB/s cards are available in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. The 256GB SDXC card is tested in this review and has model number SDSDXV5-256G-ANCIN and UPC 619659170271. The card is covered by a lifetime warranty. SanDisk makes this card in China.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 256GB SDXC Card

Performance

Benchmarks performed in memory card readers show the maximum performance of the Extreme 150MB/s 256GB card. The highest sequential read speed was 151.6 MB/s and only reached using the SanDisk SDDR-C531 UHS-I card reader. Its performance was lower in other card readers, and the next fastest result was 99.3MB/s. The maximum sequential write speed measured 89.2 MB/s, much faster than the 70MB/s advertised.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 150MB 256GB
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 256GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C531151.55078.675114.35244.0863.496853.52.414589.43.772920.82.534618.6
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.25087.56490.88252.9075.6891389.03.295804.45.8141419.43.293804.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.24188.07190.77852.4375.6681383.73.352818.35.8311423.73.341815.7
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.12888.52580.00452.4375.8261422.53.352818.35.8481427.83.312808.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.96987.37482.37650.3124.5521111.32.444596.64.9061197.82.573628.1
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer98.89487.53581.17851.2174.4201079.12.405587.24.8681188.42.534618.6
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.88587.17882.57951.2174.4491086.32.464601.54.8111174.52.609637.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.74588.26485.65450.6644.5021099.12.446597.14.7821167.62.604635.6
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.60688.37669.82651.6624.4621089.32.449597.84.7651163.42.600634.8
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.79788.60781.64956.5415.6681383.93.318810.15.8111418.73.344816.3
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.73388.70590.63553.1145.6551380.73.303806.55.8061417.53.290803.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.69688.84080.01752.7695.6291374.33.328812.65.8171420.23.337814.8
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.65188.51080.08452.7525.6411377.33.340815.55.7861412.63.321810.7
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.55188.51790.54552.6075.7741409.63.334813.95.8281422.93.367822.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.28088.22780.05752.8985.6961390.63.343816.25.8121419.03.337814.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.26187.98380.12452.4295.6611382.13.352818.35.7981415.53.298805.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.15388.10190.71050.5915.6051368.42.898707.55.7791410.83.135765.4
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader97.02788.38390.46952.1775.6651383.03.332813.45.8071417.73.331813.2
Delkin Travel Reader96.91188.23488.33451.4435.7281398.43.326811.95.8341424.43.340815.4
DriverGenius USB 3.1(G1) / 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.84887.63087.72552.0995.4461329.62.789681.05.4981342.43.033740.5
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.27089.16579.19052.1425.3741312.12.817687.75.4731336.33.030739.7
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.84885.40370.28250.9594.4031075.12.392584.04.7991171.72.573628.2
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.64789.18079.03452.2725.3671310.22.831691.35.5001342.83.040742.1
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.45588.39887.48151.9614.6471134.62.494609.04.8251178.12.619639.4
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.42987.86586.24652.4805.6351375.72.867699.95.5901364.82.928714.7
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.24085.08473.18151.1585.2651285.52.848695.45.4451329.33.069749.3

The Extreme 150MB/s 256GB card will be undergoing write speed testing in digital cameras. The maximum average write speed results in various cameras will appear in the following table.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB 256GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)494044294
Product Name (PNM)SF256
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)12/2018
Total capacity255,869,321,216 bytes

This card was produced in December 2018 according to the internal card register. It contains the Manufacturer ID 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" which are typical of SanDisk cards.

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