updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon September 14, 2009
SanDisk Extreme Pro CF card has 90MBps speed
SanDisk on Monday announced the release of the fastest CF memory card range in the industry, meant for professional DSLR photographers, with its Extreme Pro series. The cards are fast at 90MBps, or twice as fast as previous SanDisk products, thanks to a new SanDisk Power Core Controller that better exploits the UDMA bus. They are also available in the industry's largest capacity as well, at 64GB.
The Extreme Pro cards have otherwise been made to withstand harsh operating conditions, including temperature extremes that range from -25 degrees C to 85 degrees C. An RTV Silicone coating adds protection against moisture and humidity, while drops from up to nine feet are not an issue. SanDisk's Extreme Pro CF cards are fully compatible with any CF-capable camera, card reader or other device, though only those with UDMA support will get the full speed.
The 16GB Extreme Pro card costs $304 while the 32GB card is priced at $508 and the 64GB version costs $812. An Extreme Pro ExpressCard Adapter recognizes the cards' 90MBps read speed and will be out in October, priced at $50.