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Sony Professional Ultra-High Durability 95MB/s U3 64GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card SF64-P Review Review

Sony Professional Ultra-High Durability 95 MB/s U3 SDXC 64GB Memory Card SF-64P

Introduction

Sony Professional Ultra-High Durability Secure Digital cards offer increased strength and resilience. The 64GB Professional card (SF-64P) tested here is touted to offer 10X the strength of consumer SD cards. The Professional card offers 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds.

The card can be submerged for 72 hours at 3.9-foot depth, can be dropped from 16.4 feet, is bend-proof to 100 N rating and twist-proof to 1 N-m, and dust proof with IPX6 rating.

Professional speeds come with a U3 rating on the label. This means the card meets UHS Speed Class 3 that requires the card can sustain at least 30MB/s continuous write speed for recording 4K and HD video. The card is also suitable for continuous shooting applications in DSLR and mirrorless cameras with a maximum 90MB/s write speed. The Sony Professional 95MB/s cards are available in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 64GB version (SF-64P) with UPC 027242900424 is tested in this review.

Sony Professional 95 MB/s U3 SDXC 64GB Memory Card Back SF-64P

Performance

To evaluate the performance of the Professional 64GB card, several USB 3.1 and 3.0 card readers were used. The 95MB/s read speed was easily achieved, reaching a maximum 98.5 MB/s sequential read speed. The write speed was a disappointment. In benchmark tests the card could only reach 86.9 MB/s maximum, well above Sony's 90 MB/s write speed claim. The non-professional Sony 95MB/s SF-64UZ card was much faster at write speed, reaching 89MB/s in benchmarks.

Card: Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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Hama USB 3.0 Card Reader SD98.48675.09183.2620.8939.3792289.90.956233.412.5583065.90.989241.6
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II98.36576.43283.5520.82011.2992758.60.964235.412.7893122.40.922225.1
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader98.36576.44983.6630.82211.2732752.20.973237.512.7083102.40.968236.3
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II Card Reader98.00786.91883.6490.93010.4422549.41.300317.313.6603335.01.326323.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40997.91576.02281.3920.8567.0331717.00.793193.67.6841875.90.815198.9
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer97.90676.13881.4330.9486.9081686.40.840205.07.3921804.60.932227.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader97.90676.23881.9470.9487.0321716.70.878214.47.6701872.50.884215.9
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.89776.05581.7430.9437.1721751.00.842205.67.6871876.60.929226.8
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader97.82476.77481.7980.8926.7781654.70.865211.27.2181762.30.763186.4
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader97.28975.89683.3860.82611.5202812.60.981239.412.9173153.60.905221.0
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader96.79576.28283.5100.88811.1102712.30.916223.612.5983075.61.020249.1
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II96.53677.88683.4690.83311.2992758.60.989241.412.9033150.30.927226.4
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader96.47476.58383.5380.79611.4232788.80.911222.413.1033198.90.918224.2
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF996.42176.02883.4130.88111.4252789.30.959234.113.3943269.90.923225.3
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader96.39469.84583.3170.81910.0582455.40.899219.411.2772753.20.904220.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer96.38576.06683.5800.82911.3142762.30.973237.613.0943196.80.921224.8
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black96.37675.48683.0280.8209.9232422.60.929226.711.2032735.00.857209.2
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader96.34175.93483.4550.82511.4342791.60.896218.812.7313108.10.872212.9
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II96.27076.01783.4550.82611.1002710.10.922225.113.4153275.10.936228.6
Delkin Travel Reader96.18276.11682.4160.94311.6852852.91.015247.913.2073224.40.960234.3
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader95.64775.91882.5111.02210.5092565.60.963235.211.7842877.00.981239.4
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer94.99773.54380.0971.0646.3091540.20.853208.27.2761776.40.809197.6
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black94.72275.54081.9340.9387.0801728.40.926226.17.3511794.60.819199.9
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.093.52373.15375.5240.9445.3341302.30.833203.45.5191347.50.798194.7
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader93.03374.37279.9911.06910.4352547.70.881215.011.9042906.10.862210.3

In-camera results will be shown below when available.

Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Canon EOS R74.4
Fuji X-T372.7
Nikon Coolpix P100019.9

Cameras tested with this card: Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Coolpix P1000

Sony Professional SD cards have a 5-year warranty. The card is made in Taiwan.

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)24072979
Product Name (PNM)SD64G
Product Revision3.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x000027
OEM ID (OID)PH
Manufacture Date (MDT)02/2017
Total capacity64,189,628,416 bytes

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the Sony Professional card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Sony Professional 95MB/s U3 SD32$1.09$37.96Check price$34.95
Sony Professional 95MB/s U3 SD64$0.70$47.99Check price$44.80
Sony Professional 95MB/s U3 SD128$0.74$94.98Check price$95.88