It was only 18 months ago that we were standing back in awe of the speed of SanDisk’s Extreme SDHC cards at 30MB/s. Of course 18 months is a long time in terms of technology and with Toshiba announcing in September last year speeds of an incredible 95MB/s, today’s announcement by SanDisk of speeds of 45MB/s for its Extreme Pro series is greeted with less awe and more….meh.
There is no doubt that 45MB/s is fast but we can’t help but think about the speeds offered by Toshiba last year. However for those of you who don’t need to have that searing speed but still don't want to hang about, SanDisk’s Extreme Pro series could be the solution for you. According to SanDisk, the Pro series has been designed with the latest DSLR cameras in mind to help with features such as high megapixel continuous burst shooting and HD video capture. However the Extreme Pro series will only work with cameras that support UHS-1 so make sure you check first.
The card features Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology from the newly released SD 3.0 specification and achieves up to 45MB/sec read and write performance with long-term reliability using SanDisk's proprietary Power Core Controller.
"Our new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC card lets consumers take their skills to the next level by capturing high-resolution still images, fast-moving action shots and HD videos of the highest quality," said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. The Extreme Pro series comes in capacities of 8GB and 32GB with recommended pricing of $109.99 and $349.99 respectively. The cards are currently shipping worldwide and available immediately.