SanDisk Extreme PLUS cards

SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSDHC and SDHC Card Review

I got the SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSDHC and SDHC cards delivered the other day and was asked to review them.

Before getting these cards, I had a SanDisk Ultra SDHC Class 6 card in my Canon 6D.

Card performance only becomes apparent when shooting in burst mode. I normally shoot JPG (don’t judge me), but for the test, I shot RAW and large JPG concurrently.

When shooting with the SanDisk Ultra card in burst mode, my camera would stop shooting at 7 frames because the card needed to catch up.

However, when shooting with the SanDisk Extreme PLUS card, in the same test conditions, my camera slowed down after 7 frames and managed to squeeze out 11 more before totally giving up.

When I switch over to shooting large JPG only, my camera fires away until I take my finger off the shutter.

The distinction is also obvious when reading the photographs from the cards and moving them over to my computer.

The SanDisk Ultra isn’t as well equipped for video as the newer Extreme PLUS, which can handle 4K video with ease.

I put together a quick look table that compares my current card and the two Extreme PLUS cards. It’s interesting to note that the microSDHC card is a faster performer than the SDHC card, at 95 MB/s compared to 90 MB/s.

 

Both cards come with a one-year subscription to RescuePRO Deluxe, which is SanDisk’s recovery software. Handy for when you format your cards by mistake.

I’m remarkably happy with both Extreme PLUS cards and will be happy to report back on their performance as soon as I start shooting video.

The SanDisk Extreme PLUS cards were sent to me for review purposes. I reviewed them as honestly as possible and would never give a poor product a great review for the sake of any form of payment.