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SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I V30 A2 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I V30 A2 128GB microSDXC Memory Card

Introduction

This latest version of the SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I microSD card adds A2 performance to its already high performance levels. SanDisk quotes up to 170MB/s read speed, however normal card readers can only sustain up to 100MB/s using existing standards. Write speeds are advertised at 90MB/s, and the V30 performance guarantees continuous write speeds of at least 30MB/s for video recording. The A2 rating means the card can sustain at least 4,000 random read operations per second, and 2,000 random write operations per second. This means the card is well suited to be used in mobile devices as extended storage.

Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSD cards are available in 32, 64, 128, 256 and 400GB capacities. This review is for the 128GB capacity microSDXC card model SDSQXBZ-128G-ANCMA with UPC 619659169497.

SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I V30 A2 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Back

Performance

The Extreme Plus A2 128GB microSD card was tested in USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers. SanDisk claims up to 170MB/s read speed using their proprietary card reader, and when tested in the SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 Reader (SDDR-B531) it surpassed that speed. The sequential read speed measured up to 175.7 MB/s. In other readers however the card reached up to 99 MB/s. Sequential write speed peaked at 99.7 MB/s.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSDXC 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 Plus V30 A2 microSDXC 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 Reader175.65699.731118.30654.7744.2761043.92.408587.94.4851095.12.499610.2
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.26987.01291.00155.8035.6771386.03.307807.35.8491428.13.277800.0
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.21286.94790.77150.6565.6801386.83.241791.35.8471427.53.209783.4
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.15686.97590.62050.0315.7501403.73.245792.35.8351424.53.269798.0
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.14788.31688.95150.4465.7951414.83.286802.25.8711433.43.272798.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.96086.70282.00248.9444.4871095.42.419590.54.8801191.52.560624.9
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer98.94187.21482.08449.1974.3731067.62.387582.94.8601186.42.502610.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.79287.01982.07049.4614.3771068.62.389583.24.8021172.52.594633.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.48687.52769.66149.8994.5171102.92.468602.54.7821167.42.593633.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.47687.63775.85949.5664.4431084.82.460600.64.7461158.72.578629.3
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.65187.75480.52848.2585.6971390.82.882703.75.8341424.43.086753.3
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF997.61588.26490.72549.6875.6751385.53.226787.55.8231421.73.282801.2
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.59687.89491.00150.1795.7011391.83.252793.95.8261422.53.290803.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.18087.56480.51549.9405.6791386.53.294804.25.8161420.03.311808.2
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.12687.48390.40948.8415.6441377.93.271798.65.8101418.53.247792.8
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.09087.58690.56049.9815.7331399.63.313808.75.8171420.23.303806.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.09087.45480.11049.9575.6871388.33.265797.25.8161419.93.278800.3
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.06387.53590.74049.3255.6761385.83.223786.95.8291423.23.251793.8
Delkin Travel Reader96.87587.53584.10648.8205.7091393.83.319810.35.8341424.33.275799.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.92788.35369.71950.1885.4131321.42.780678.75.4381327.62.983728.3
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.86585.50071.17849.0234.3301057.22.384582.14.7791166.82.532618.1
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.80488.25770.72249.9245.3721311.52.768675.85.4441329.02.949720.0
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.60387.30975.48650.4795.6321375.02.823689.25.6271373.72.890705.6
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.86887.50570.34050.1634.5901120.62.481605.84.8421182.22.593633.0
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.10784.48172.91448.5775.2751287.82.769676.05.5081344.83.020737.2

The 128GB Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSDXC card will be tested in digital cameras for write speed. The results will be added below in the following table.

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The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSDXC 128GB microSD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3293298205
Product Name (PNM)SR128
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)10/2018
Total capacity127,865,454,592 bytes

The internal card register shows this card was made October 2018. The Manufacturer ID 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" indicate the card was made by SanDisk.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSD card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSD32$0.62$19.99$24.99$19.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSD64$0.47$29.99$39.99$29.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSD128$0.39$128.99$69.99$49.99