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SanDisk Announces World's Fastest SD Card

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  1. btarunr

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    SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card. It is the world's fastest SD memory card, and is based on the latest high performance SD specification. The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card offers up to 250 MB/s write speeds for continuous burst mode shooting and transfer speeds of up to 280 MB/s for maximum workflow efficiency. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card is UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, a new specification allowing for high-quality 4K video recording.

    "Camera manufacturers are rapidly introducing camera models for both consumers and professionals that are capable of higher burst rates and 4K video capture. Accordingly, memory card technology must move at a similar pace to provide users with the substantial performance required to take full advantage of these features," said Christopher Chute, research director, Worldwide Digital Imaging, IDC. "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."

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    Optimized for the next generation of high-end DSLRs and pro video cameras that support the UHS-II standard, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card delivers the uncompromising results that professional photographers demand. Fast write speeds of up to 250MB/s allows users to take high-resolution images, such as RAW and JPEG, in succession. In addition to industry-leading read and write speeds, the card offers the highest video performance available for sustained video capture of 30MB/s (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."

    "FUJIFILM has announced the world's first UHS-II compatible digital camera, the X-T1," said Toshihisa Iida, senior manager, Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Products Division, FUJIFILM Corporation. "The performance delivered by the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card will ensure that photographers can take full advantage of the FUJIFILM X-T1, which provides an advanced photographic experience including the highest-standard image quality, as well as fast shooting speed and response."

    SanDisk Extreme PRO memory cards are tested for durability under extreme temperature conditions and backed by a lifetime limited warranty. The cards also include a one-year downloadable offer for RescuePRO Deluxe media recovery software5, which helps photographers recover their images in case of accidental deletion.
     
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    I wonder how much it will be and if it'll work with my RX100. I would love to get faster burst speeds.
     
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    Sad. I was looking for the "World's Most Durable SD Card".

    What's the point of being the fastest and lasting less than a week.
     
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    have never had a single SD card crash on me and nearly everything i own tech wise blows the fuck up :/
     
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    Yup, wondering the same here too ... :p

    my 3DS needs one, and so does my tablet, my car stereo, my wiiU, heck,... even my camera. :D
     
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    Interested in that card reader, sadly my camera doesnt support UHS-II cards. Although I wont mind getting this as an future proof option.
     
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    Maybe you've had bad luck? I've never had an SD card fail on me.
     
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    Now only if this made my DSLR faster... Oh well still need it :)

    I would guess 32GB cost around $100, current 32GB of 95MB/s is $60

    I also have never had a memory card break.
     
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    Unless you have a defect, which is rare, SD cards seems to last years without failing for me.

    Me too, but I don't think the RX100 support this kind of speed. BTH, getting half that speed should be good enough for bursts for several seconds. This is unless you want continuous burst speed at 10fps in RAW til you saturate the card.
     
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    Guys, a "normal" SD or microSD card probably will last a lifetime in your phone or tablet.
    But the professional photographs or cameramen are mostly using Hispeed SD cards which are not only 3-4 times more expensive, but are also up to x10 times faster, have bigger buffer, , extra functions, etc. Those cards usually have chips that are overheating A LOT (worst are Samsung and Sandisk), and if used daily, they fail within a couple of months if you are unlucky. Problem is that the failure rate is quite high among those very expensive Enterprise SD cards. Compact Flash cards are a little better, but they cost even more.
     
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    I wouldn't pay $75, $130 or $245 for a thing that would last 8-16 months (if you're lucky)...

    But if people are buying it... Well, everyone has the right to burn their money in any way they want. But I would prefer to burn mine in the real fire instead of this.
     

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