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SanDisk Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD Review

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Posted October 10, 2014 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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WHAT WE LIKED:

Big name backing; Extreme model much faster than expected; Solid pricing and excellent value
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Ultra PLUS can't compare in raw speed, so spend the extra few bucks and get the Extreme model
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Two very different speed results, but both offer excellent value.
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by Jake
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Introduction

With the proliferation of mobile devices and increasing importance of data storage, it’s probably a safe bet that most of us are familiar with SD flash card. Most notable for their use in point-and-shoot cameras, the humble SD card is also a valuable storage tool for people on the go. Indeed, 32GB seems the minimum these days, particularly if you have any notions of bringing young children on long car rides and want to keep them busy watching movies.

SanDisk is a flash memory giant, needing no introduction. The latest in the SanDisk lineup are the Ultra PLUS and Extreme cards, targeting different consumers who have varying speed needs. And with very attractive price tags, these little SD cards promise solid value.

Today we’re looking at the SanDisk Extreme 32GB and Ultra PLUS 32GB SD cards. In a hint of what’s to come during testing, the speed results were a bit shocking, despite what the labels might seem to indicate.

We’ll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what SanDisk has to offer with the latest high performance SD cards.

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