New SanDisk Flash memory cards for pros

SanDisk introduced a new line of SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory cards designed for professional photographers. They feature a new SanDisk Power Core Controller, an advanced memory controller that enables read and write speeds of up to 90MB/s1, doubling the performance from previous SanDisk high-end camera memory cards.

SanDisk develops its flash controllers and memory chips together, allowing the company to match and fine-tune the two technologies throughout the testing process. The Power Core Controller brings benefits Such as:

  • High-performance: controller’s dual-lane architecture and software algorithms double card performance, enabling cards’ read/write speeds of up to 90MB/s over a UDMA-6 bus
  • Reliability: the controller’s firmware algorithms and 42-bit ECC engine maintain data integrity and extended card endurance through optimized wear leveling.

SanDisk Extreme cards guarantee operation at extended temperatures ranging from minus 13 F (minus 25 C) to 185 F (85 C). They are fully compatible with any camera, card reader or other device that supports CompactFlash cards.

The cards will be available in capacities of 16GB to 64GB and priced ranging from about $300 to $800.

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