Cologne, Germany—SanDisk is calling its latest 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-I card “the world’s fastest microSD UHS-I memory card,” with transfer speeds of up to 95MB/sec. The company also announced the 512GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card. Both cards expand the company’s portfolio of 4K Ultra High Definition (3,840×2,160p) capable products.
With 4K Ultra HD video resolution the next standard of video quality, consumer are now using devices that require fast, reliable storage as a core enabling component. The exceptional resolution that 4K Ultra HD video delivers comes at the expense of very large files that reach four times the size of a Full HD 1080p video file. The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-I card comes with up to 64GB of storage to address consumers’ need to generate 4K Ultra HD content. With transfer speeds of up to 95MB/sec, users can still experience world-class responsiveness from their smartphone, tablet or action camera. The card also features Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings, which are recommended by the SD Association for 4K Ultra HD video capture.
“Features like 4K Ultra HD video recording, which were once only available on high-end devices, have quickly gained popularity and adoption,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, Product Marketing, SanDisk. “There is no doubt 4K Ultra HD is a game changer, and we are committed to enabling the next generation of video capture and sharing.”
SanDisk also upgraded its range of memory cards and SSDs to enable consumers to take full advantage of 4K Ultra HD. The SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Plus and SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC/microSDXC families were upgraded to the U3 standard to deliver 4K Ultra HD. And the 512GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card will now allow users to capture more video and photos on an SD card than ever before.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I cards are available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with SRPs from $79.99 to $299.99. sandisk.com