SanDisk Unveils “World’s Fastest” SD Card: Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card

SanDisk Unveils “World’s Fastest” SD Card: Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card

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Milpitas, CA—SanDisk is touting its SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card as the “world’s fastest SD memory card.” Based on the latest high-performance SD specification, the card is said to provide 250MB/sec write speeds for continuous burst shooting and transfer speeds of 280MB/sec for workflow efficiency. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card is UHS Speed Class 3 enabled (U3), a new specification allowing for high-quality 4K video recording. SanDisk also announced the Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card reader/writer.

“The higher levels of performance delivered by the new SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card will help ensure that photographers, videographers and filmmakers are able to take advantage of the full capabilities of new professional-grade cameras.”

The Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card is optimized for the next generation of high-end DSLRs and pro video cameras that support the UHS-II standard. Fast write speeds of 250MB/sec allow users to take high-resolution images, such as RAW, in succession. In addition, the card is engineered to offer the highest video performance available for sustained video capture of 30MB/sec (U3), allowing capture of cinema-quality 4K, 3D and Full HD videos.

“The new SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card shatters the existing barrier of UHS-I limitations, delivering speeds up to three times faster than current cards,” said Susan Park, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “As leaders in the flash storage industry, our goal is to deliver the fastest memory cards on the market, enabling next generation cameras to take advantage of new levels of performance. This is another example of our legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the digital imaging and video industries.”

SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards are tested for durability under extreme temperature conditions and backed by a lifetime limited warranty. The cards come with a one-year downloadable offer for RescuePro Deluxe media recovery software, which helps photographers recover their images in case of accidental deletion.

SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer
SanDisk’s SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory card reader/writer is designed to increase workflow efficiency. Small enough for fieldwork, the compact reader is built to handle the high-performance demands of UHS-II card technology. This reader/writer features a USB 3.0 interface, which is capable of transferring card content up to 500MB/sec, 10 times faster than a USB 2.0 interface.

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are available for preorder on sandisk.com, with availability in April in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying SRPs of $119.99 to $299.99. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card reader/writer is also available for preorder, with availability in April at an SRP of $49.99. sandisk.com

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