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SanDisk today announced the availability of the 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card. The card delivers minimum sustained write speeds of 65MB/s, optimized to capture 4K and Full HD video. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card has transfer speeds of up to 160MB/s, and delivers fast shot speeds of up to 140MB/s for fast action and continuous burst mode shots. The cards are durability tested, include RTV silicone coating inside for added protection against shock and vibration, and perform in extreme temperatures from -13 °F to +185 °F. All this goodness comes at a price, though: the recommended retail price of the 256GB card is an eye-watering $1809.99.
Sandisk Press Release
SANDISK OFFERS WORLD’S FIRST HIGH CAPACITY 256GB COMPACTFLASH CARD SUPPORTING THE LATEST VIDEO PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE SPECIFICATION
SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Cards Are Optimized For Cinema-Quality 4K Video Recording
London, Sept. 12, 2013—SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the availability of the 256GB1 SanDisk Extreme Pro® CompactFlash® memory card, the world’s first high-capacity, high-performance CompactFlash card with the latest Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65)2 specification. Also being announced by SanDisk today are faster speeds across all other capacities of the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash line of memory cards.
“SanDisk has been at the forefront with storage solutions that enable the broader adoption of new video capture technologies. We always design our SanDisk Extreme Pro cards with professional photographers and videographers in mind,” said Susan Park, director, mobile and imaging worldwide retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Cinema-quality 4K video capture demands tremendous performance and capacity, which is exactly what we have delivered with the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card.”
The card delivers minimum sustained write speeds of 65MB/s2, optimized to capture 4K and Full HD video3. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card has industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 160MB/s4, designed to dramatically improve workflow efficiencies, and delivers fast shot speeds of up to 140MB/s4 for advanced functions such as fast action and continuous burst mode shots.
“The speed and capacity of SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards, as well as the ability to shoot and store 4K video directly to a CompactFlash card, are a major step forward for professional photographers and videographers,” said Sam Nicholson, founder, Stargate Studios. “My work rarely allows for a second chance to capture a big shot or important footage, so when I select SanDisk memory cards, I’m trusting them with assets that are essential to me and my clients.”
SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards are designed for professionals and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty5. The cards are durability tested, include RTV silicone coating inside for added protection against shock and vibration, and perform in extreme temperatures from minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The cards also include a one year downloadable offer for RescuePRO® media recovery software6, which lets photographers recover their images in case of accidental deletion.
Increased Speeds Across the Product Line
To coincide with the launch of the 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card, SanDisk is increasing the speed across each capacity of the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash line. The other SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards, available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, will now feature read speeds of up to 160MB/s4 and write speeds of up to 150MB/s4, as well as the same VPG as the 256GB card.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sandisk.com.
11GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
2 Video Performance Guarantee enabled to ensure video recording at 65MB/sec minimum sustained write speed. 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes.
3 4K (4096x2160) and Full HD (1920x1080) video support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. http://www.sandisk.com/HD
4 16GB-128GB: Up to 160MB/s read speed; Up to 150MB/s write speed. 256GB: Up to 160MB/s read speed; up to 140MB/s write speed. Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. X = 150KB/sec.
5 30 years warranty in Germany, Canada and regions not recognizing lifetime limited warranty.
6 Registration required. Terms and conditions apply.