The world’s fastest SD card has just been unleashed and it has been unleashed by the industry leader SanDisk! Entering the world we have the Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card and it is based on the latest high performance SD card specifications. It can transfer files at speeds up to 280MB/s and write at up to 250MB/s. This blows all of the current SD cards out of the water and yes it can handle full 4K video recording.
Throughout this year and in the years coming, camera manufactures will be introducing new models that can handle 4K capture and higher burst modes. Memory and storage cards have to move at the same pace or else you can’t use these new cameras. The new Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card can deliver the performance necessary, it will let all of the photographers, videographers, filmmakers, and even the photo enthusiast take full advantage of the latest cameras.
This card is optimized for the next generation of pro video and DSLR cameras that support the UHS-II standard. Thanks to the fast write speeds, you can take burst images in RAW and high JPEG formats. It also offers the highest video recording performance available for sustained video capture of 30MB/s (U3), allowing capture of cinema-quality 4K, 3D and full-HD videos.
This UHS-II memory cards blows past the UHS-1 standards and paves way for the next generation. SanDisk’s goal is to deliver the fastest memory cards to the market, so that you the customer can take advantage of all the new technologies. The XT1 is the world’s first UHS-II compatible digital camera, that was announced by FUJIFILM, and this takes advantage of the UHS-II capabilities.
Like all Extreme PRO cards from SanDisk, they are tested for durability under extreme temperature conditions and backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Plus RescuePRO Deluxe media, will help your recover images that you may have accidentally deleted.
SanDisk has also announced the first SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory card reader/writer, this will increase workflow efficiency. It can be brought along with you, thanks to its small design, thus making it perfect for field work. It has a USB 3.0 interface which can handle the speed of the UHS-II card. It is 10 times faster than a USB 2.0 interface, meaning you can get your photos much sooner.
Both the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer will be landing worldwide in April. They both are available for pre-order now from www.sandisk.com. The new Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards will come in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying retail prices of around of $119.99 to $299.99. The Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer will be coming in at around $49.99. You can see a press release below.
SANDISK ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FASTEST SD CARD
SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II Memory Card Provides the Fastest Memory Card Shot Speed and the Highest Video Performance Available
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 — 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 250MB/s1 write speeds for continuous burst mode shooting and transfer speeds of up to 280MB/s1 for maximum workflow efficiency. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card is UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled2, 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.”
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 videos3.
“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 warranty4. 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.
SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer
SanDisk is also announcing the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer, the world’s first SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory card reader/writer, 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/s, 10 times faster than a USB 2.0 interface6.
Pricing and Availability
SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are available for preorder on www.sandisk.com now, with worldwide availability in April in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $119.99 to $299.99.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer is also available for preorder on www.sandisk.com now, with worldwide availability in April at an MSRP of $49.99.