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SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card

Introduction

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC card was released in late 2018 with an updated maximum read speed of 170MB/s. This card is still UHS-I, however it can reach higher than 104MB/s only in SanDisk's proprietary card reader SDDR-C531. In other card readers it is limited to around 99MB/s. Write speed is advertised at 90MB/s in UHS-I card readers.

The Extreme Pro 170MB/s card is Video Speed Class V30 rated for at least 30MB/s continuous recording for HD and 4K video. The card has UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Class 10 ratings. Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 cards are available in 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities. This review is for the 64GB capacity SDXC card with model SDSDXXY-064G-ANCIN with UPC 619659169275. The card is backed by a lifetime warranty from SanDisk.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 64GB SDXC Card

Performance

The 64GB Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I U3 V30 card was tested in several memory card readers. The benchmark results show a highest sequential read speed of 176.2 MB/s while the sequential write speed reached up to 100 MB/s. These speeds are only achieved in SanDisk's own card reader. In other readers the card was limited to 99.2MB/s read and 88.7 MB/s write speeds.

Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/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 Pro 170MB/s 64GB
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SanDisk UHS-I Card Reader SDDR-C531176.172100.026143.80755.6274.5931121.42.477604.85.0331228.82.575628.6
Hama USB 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader99.20387.13490.65050.4635.7141395.03.252793.95.8791435.23.299805.5
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II99.19487.17190.83849.7285.7301398.93.272798.85.8931438.83.215784.8
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader99.17587.09190.69550.7055.7441402.33.232789.05.8871437.43.220786.0
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer99.03487.48387.04850.3044.3801069.42.374579.74.8921194.42.518614.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer98.95087.60087.17849.6394.4911096.42.375579.94.9241202.22.555623.8
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader98.87687.87980.37751.1175.8341424.33.239790.85.9391449.93.276799.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader98.80187.22182.02949.1574.3301057.22.397585.34.7971171.22.564625.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader98.75588.16786.90348.7064.4301081.42.463601.44.7991171.72.542620.7
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40998.74588.05675.84649.3574.6361132.02.379580.84.7921170.02.567626.6
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader97.56988.13890.53050.6155.6921389.73.023738.15.8911438.33.214784.7
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader97.55188.14590.66549.4615.7141395.02.831691.35.8861437.03.069749.4
Delkin Travel Reader97.46988.21988.36350.7385.7281398.43.228788.25.8871437.23.232789.0
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II97.14487.75490.62050.9105.7401401.43.257795.15.8951439.13.289802.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer97.12687.97580.31850.3465.7631407.03.219785.95.8921438.43.277800.1
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader97.10887.72590.53050.2135.7451402.63.177775.75.8911438.33.198780.9
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II96.98387.76990.71049.8915.7451402.63.270798.35.8821436.03.290803.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.93887.79890.63550.4045.7351400.03.258795.55.8791435.23.276799.8
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader96.93887.73290.43951.2335.7511404.03.241791.35.8851436.73.196780.4
DriverGenius USB 3.1(G1) / 3.0 UHS-II SD Card Reader96.40386.92587.58251.2175.4991342.52.756672.85.5721360.42.990730.0
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader96.08587.56486.48849.7775.6541380.52.846694.85.6761385.72.895706.9
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black95.97988.65279.45149.0155.3541307.22.755672.55.5741360.82.959722.5
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer95.82284.62484.56349.1814.3281056.62.354574.84.8181176.32.473603.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.65688.66078.42151.3425.4481330.02.774677.35.5341351.22.937717.1
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black95.43887.88787.48351.0424.6771141.92.495609.14.8731189.72.586631.3
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.14184.80284.94049.0155.2951292.72.724665.15.5581356.82.948719.7

The 64GB Extreme Pro 170MB/s UHS-I V30 card will be tested in cameras and the results of the in-camera write speed tests will be added to the table below.

Cameras tested with this card:

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)4181884436
Product Name (PNM)SR64G
Product Revision8.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000003
OEM ID (OID)SD
Manufacture Date (MDT)08/2018
Total capacity63,864,569,856 bytes

The internal card register shows that this card was produced in August 2018. It also contains the Manufacturer ID 0x000003 and OEM ID "SD" which are consistent with 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$0.30$18.99Check price$20.49
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 128GB128$0.30$37.99Check price$39.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 256GB256$0.28$72.01Check price$73.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s U3 V30 512GB512$0.35$179.99Check price$199.95