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SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC is the latest version of SanDisk's performance-oriented Secure Digital card line. The Extreme was updated in late 2018 with a faster read speed of 150MB/s, however this speed can only be achieved by using SanDisk's proprietary card reader SDDR-C531. In other card readers the card must obey normal UHS-I speeds which mean it can't exceed 104 MB/s. Write speed is advertised at 60 MB/s.

The Extreme 150MB/s card is ideal for recording 4K video that requires a Video Speed Class V30 rating. The V30 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings mean this card can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed. Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 cards are produced in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. This review covers the 64GB capacity SDXC card with model SDSDXV6-064G-ANCIN with UPC 619659170677. SanDisk covers the card with a lifetime warranty.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card

Performance

Performance of the Extreme 150MB/s 64GB card was evaluated in memory card readers. Benchmark tests reveal a maximum sequential read speed of 154.3 MB/s, which was reached in SanDisk's own card reader. The read speed dropped when tested in other card readers, where the card performed up to 99.3MB/s sequential read. The maximum sequential write speed was 67.3 MB/s.

Card: SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 64GB
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 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C531154.31666.950124.97546.6344.3591064.22.611637.64.8161175.72.789681.0
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.34466.71691.36044.7746.0731482.73.565870.36.2761532.13.567870.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.24166.21190.80144.4246.1031490.13.493852.86.2801533.33.484850.6
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.06266.52686.90344.0934.6801142.72.530617.75.2081271.62.693657.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer99.05365.92787.33843.7054.7001147.52.590632.25.2651285.52.733667.2
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.05367.20889.76944.7966.3001538.23.418834.46.2801533.13.429837.1
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.95066.24887.06244.1514.6291130.12.577629.15.1641260.72.742669.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.87666.29485.87844.2725.0801240.32.588631.85.1021245.72.747670.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.83866.53485.64844.2585.0651236.62.595633.65.1291252.22.764674.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.70666.18191.09143.1026.0591479.33.067748.76.2771532.43.319810.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.52465.97791.03144.4176.0921487.43.404831.05.8201420.93.484850.6
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.28067.16591.16644.4536.0811484.73.523860.16.2861534.63.541864.4
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.18067.00291.27044.5556.1281496.13.521859.56.2771532.43.562869.6
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.15366.64090.84644.5046.0661481.03.545865.66.2481525.53.563869.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.14466.09491.42144.2726.1141492.63.473847.86.2891535.43.480849.6
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.14466.42991.03144.3306.0781483.93.523860.16.2791533.03.483850.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.12666.19490.94244.3956.1251495.33.555867.96.2831533.93.518858.9
Delkin Travel Reader97.11767.32977.45644.6066.0541478.13.456843.66.2641529.33.461845.1
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader97.09966.56491.13644.6796.0581479.03.492852.66.2111516.43.525860.6
DriverGenius USB 3.1(G1) / 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.10366.78885.75244.8555.7571405.62.956721.65.9951463.63.224787.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.05966.58569.62743.9735.7011391.82.962723.25.9821460.43.173774.6
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.93666.45889.02544.1585.6731385.12.945719.05.9831460.73.124762.7
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.90965.54084.85643.2514.5181103.12.505611.65.1421255.42.672652.4
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.35167.18686.50244.5626.0001465.03.014735.86.1151493.03.121762.0
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.03167.20880.76543.9654.8071173.62.616638.75.1841265.72.763674.6
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.29866.61485.12344.0725.5241348.52.933715.96.0321472.73.243791.8

The 64GB Extreme 150MB/s UHS-I V30 card will be added to upcoming camera tests to measure write speed during continuous shooting. The results will be posted in the following table.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)814253318
Product Name (PNM)SF64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)11/2018
Total capacity63,864,569,856 bytes

The internal card register contains a production date of November 2018. The Manufacturer ID 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" are the same as other cards made 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$34.49
SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s U3 V30 256GB256$0.23$59.99Check price$59.99