SanDisk announce the fastest SD card in the world

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Ever since Fujifilm announced the X-T1 camera with it’s UHS-II speed cabale SD card slot everyone has wondered where we could lay our hands on these new faster cards. Yesterday (I only found out today) SanDisk announced a new line of Extreme PRO® SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II Memory Cards, these come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes.

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These new cards offers up to 250MB/s write speeds for continuous burst mode shooting and transfer speeds of up to 280MB/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 (great for the new GH4).

The following information is taken directly from the product listing on the SanDisk website:.

The World’s Fastest SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Designed to meet the demands of professional photographers and videographers, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Card is the world’s fastest SDHC/SDXC memory card. Read speeds of up to 280MB/s help you maximize post-production workflow efficiency so you stay competitive, while write speeds of up to 250MB/s support advanced camera functions such as continuous burst, rapid shooting, and RAW plus JPEG capture. This memory card is an ideal accessory for the new generation of UHS-II-enabled DLSRs and video cameras.

Speed Class 3 Rated for Flawless 4K and Full HD Video Capture
With a UHS Speed Class 3 rating–faster than UHS Speed Class 1 and Class 10–the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Card gives you the power to capture uninterrupted, cinema-quality 4K, 3D, and Full HD video at a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s.

Storage Capacities up to 64GB
Available in capacities of up to 64GB, the card gives you more room for capturing RAW plus JPEG, sequential burst shots, and high-definition video. You’ll be able to capture a whole shoot without interrupting the session to upload your photos or video.

Recover Deleted Photos and Videos with RescuePRO Deluxe Software
The card comes with an offer for a one-year subscription to RescuePRO® Deluxe data recovery software. With RescuePRO Deluxe, it’s easy to recover lost photos or videos and save them to your computer’s hard drive–even if the files were deleted months ago.

Durable Design
SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Cards are designed to handle whatever life throws at them. This card is shockproof, X-ray proof, and waterproof and can operate in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Take your digital camera or camcorder to the snow, the pool, or the desert. Your card will survive, even if your device doesn’t.

Warranty
The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Card is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are available for pre-order 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 pre-order on www.sandisk.com now, with worldwide availability in April at an MSRP of $49.99. What isn’t known at this stage is how much these are going to cost in the UK though.

More can be found out by reading their press release here.

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