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SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card

Introduction

The SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC card increases the maximum read speed over the previous 95MB/s version. This updated card was released in late 2018 and can reach up to 170MB/s read speed only in the special SanDisk card reader model SDDR-C531. When used in other card readers, the maximum read speed is only 99MB/s. SanDisk advertises the card with 90MB/s write speed.

The card features the Video Speed Class V30 rating which makes it suitable for recording for HD and 4K video where at least 30MB/s continuous write speed may be required. SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s SDXC cards are available in 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities. This test covers the 128GB capacity SDXC card model SDSDXXY-128G-ANCIN with UPC 619659169312. Sandisk covers the card with a lifetime warranty. The card is made in China.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 128GB SDXC Card

Performance

The Extreme Pro 170MB/s 128GB card performance was evaluated using USB memory card readers. In benchmark tests, the highest sequential read speed reached 176 MB/s in SanDisk's proprietary card reader. The highest sequential write speed measured 98.6 MB/s. In other card readers this card performed at 99.2MB/s sequential read and 88.9 MB/s sequential write speeds.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/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 Pro 170MB/s 128GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C531176.00998.643133.45554.6854.5751117.02.510612.75.0101223.22.633642.9
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.24187.70391.15150.5385.7031392.43.359820.05.8211421.23.323811.2
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.24187.27291.06150.6565.6851387.93.306807.25.8441426.83.335814.2
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.22287.20090.65050.3375.6921389.73.353818.65.8431426.43.314809.2
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.05388.04289.69650.6055.8791435.23.334813.95.8761434.73.336814.4
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.00687.33881.50049.6394.3601064.42.430593.34.8671188.32.548622.2
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.93287.22982.20149.8504.5801118.12.480605.54.8981195.82.579629.6
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.86687.47686.71750.3044.3131053.02.480605.44.8081173.82.628641.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.80188.01975.56150.4934.7951170.62.494608.94.8161175.92.615638.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.63488.05669.66149.9324.4061075.82.454599.24.7891169.22.591632.5
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.75188.35390.82350.6565.6831387.43.322811.15.8741434.13.355819.0
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.73388.40590.45450.6055.6241373.23.352818.35.7591405.93.347817.1
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.24388.01990.69550.4045.7351400.33.353818.65.8431426.63.335814.1
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.11787.52780.17750.5555.6081369.13.319810.25.7481403.43.353818.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.06387.74090.74049.0235.7131394.72.903708.85.8471427.43.163772.1
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II97.03687.79890.84650.7545.7541404.93.320810.65.8421426.13.345816.7
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.98387.74090.56050.2215.6801386.73.328812.45.8561429.83.323811.3
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.96587.76990.59049.4695.6931389.93.316809.75.8561429.63.343816.2
Delkin Travel Reader96.94787.88784.01251.4095.7011391.83.338815.05.8431426.53.352818.5
DriverGenius USB 3.1(G1) / 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.13887.38985.78051.0675.4511330.92.866699.75.5171346.93.097756.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.99788.51770.35150.0145.3651309.82.822688.95.4951341.53.069749.2
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.84888.00585.79451.4605.7821411.72.861698.65.6291374.22.952720.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.78788.92378.60451.0755.4211323.42.833691.65.4821338.53.023738.1
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.67384.76179.37249.1414.3301057.22.399585.64.7931170.22.572627.8
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.94587.46971.28450.8444.6491134.92.492608.54.8481183.52.636643.5
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.56485.52885.02449.8345.3721311.52.763674.65.5411352.73.070749.4

This 128GB Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I V30 card will be added to upcoming camera tests. The write speed in cameras will appear in the following table.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s 128GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)2975172388
Product Name (PNM)SR128
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)11/2018
Total capacity127,865,454,592 bytes

The internal card register contains the production date of November 2018. The Manufacturer ID 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" which are typical of memory cards produced by SanDisk.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/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 Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 64GB64$0.32$22.95Check price$20.49
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 128GB128$0.31$39.98Check price$39.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 256GB256$0.27$69.39Check price$77.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 512GB512$0.39$199.99Check price$199.95