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SanDisk Claims "World's Fastest" With New SD Card

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Here's the world's fastest SD card.

SanDisk introduced this week the Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card. This card is deemed as the "world's fastest" by SanDisk, as write speeds are up to 250 MB/s and read speeds are up to 280 MB/s. The card is also UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, a new specification allowing for high-quality 4K video recording.

"The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card shatters the existing barrier of UHS-I limitations, delivering speeds up to three times faster than current cards," said Susan Park, director, product marketing, SanDisk. "This is another example of our legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the digital imaging and video industries."

The new SD card is optimized for the next generation of pro video cameras and high-end DSLRs that support the UHS-II standard. The new card also offers the highest video performance available for sustained video capture of 30 MB/s, according to SanDisk, allowing users to capture 4K, 3D and Full HD videos.

With the purchase of the new card, customers can download RescuePro Deluxe media recovery software. For one year, this software will help customers recover their files stored on the card in case of accidental deletion, file corruption, and so on.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card will be available this April in three capacities: 16 GB ($119.99), 32 GB ($199.99) and 64 GB ($299.99). Customers can pre-purchase the cards now right here.

In addition to the new card, SanDisk also introduced the Extreme PRO SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer, the world's first SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory card reader/writer. This device features a USB 3.0 interface, allowing users to insert a card and transfer data to and from a desktop or laptop. This device should be extremely handy for customers without a built-in SD card reader.

The new card reader will also be available this April. Customers can pre-purchase the device now from SanDisk at $49.99.

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    ahmeday2012 , February 14, 2014 10:49 AM
    Now this I gotta see :D . I wonder how long they are gonna hold that title.....
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    c123456 , February 14, 2014 10:56 AM
    These cards don't make sense. You're going to need a lot more storage for 4k video. If you aren't taking 4k video, you don't need this quick of an SD card.
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    drapacioli , February 14, 2014 11:13 AM
    So, if you're buying this for 4k video, assuming 700MB/second uncompressed video, you can have either 23, 46, or 93 SECONDS of video per card? Better get that shot in fast, no space for a retake!
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    drapacioli , February 14, 2014 11:18 AM
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    So, if you're buying this for 4k video, assuming 700MB/second uncompressed video, you can have either 23, 46, or 93 SECONDS of video per card? Better get that shot in fast, no space for a retake!
    Actually, that's not fair, it says the card only supports 30MB/s constant speed, so the video must be compressed to work. Still, even then you're talking 9/18/36 minutes per card assuming max constant speed bitrate.
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    Shankovich , February 14, 2014 11:30 AM
    Well if the burst write speed is in the 200 MB/s range, it's an awesome card for the very high end SLR cameras. As for 4K recording, that's going to have to be pretty short and compressed.
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    soldier44 , February 14, 2014 2:30 PM
    $120 for 16Gb of storage, nope. Don't care how fast it is.
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    singemagique , February 14, 2014 5:34 PM
    I just want a reliable internet connection that is usable during prime time. Right now my "Ultra" connection from Frontier, which is rated at 12mbps down, gets around 1.5mbps down in the evenings because they oversold the local node. +1 for 'high speed' access in rural America...fml
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    alextheblue , February 14, 2014 5:45 PM
    Great, now what I'd like to see is MicroSD UHS-II cards to start trickling into the market, and see support in next gen smartphones.
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    dosmastr , February 15, 2014 3:18 AM
    and when will we get a microsd variant? More importantly, when will we have a phone which will be able to leverage this speed
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    dosmastr , February 15, 2014 2:03 PM
    doublepost, delete
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    dosmastr , February 15, 2014 2:04 PM
    Quote:
    I just want a reliable internet connection that is usable during prime time. Right now my "Ultra" connection from Frontier, which is rated at 12mbps down, gets around 1.5mbps down in the evenings because they oversold the local node. +1 for 'high speed' access in rural America...fml


    this is completely unrelated, please go cry about it someplace else.
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    serranogarcia , February 15, 2014 2:56 PM
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    Well if the burst write speed is in the 200 MB/s range, it's an awesome card for the very high end SLR cameras. As for 4K recording, that's going to have to be pretty short and compressed.
    Actually, feature films are (were?) shot using film capable of about 4 minutes recording length, if I'm not mistaken...
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    Wong Dong , February 16, 2014 5:57 AM
    a SD card that might be faster than my hard drive lmao.
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    Chris Holden , February 17, 2014 5:23 AM
    Seems exciting at first but then again. 4k uses up a lot of space. 16gb just doesn't make sense! Hope they come back with something huge.
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    jn77 , February 18, 2014 7:06 PM
    And yet Sandisk cannot produce 128gb and 256gb micro sdxchc cards for cell phones. I think they were showed off at CES like 8 years ago..... so where are they?
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    waikano , February 21, 2014 7:46 AM
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    First you need to get 10 GbE to realistic consumer prices. I don't really see what the holdup is. I've had gigabit Ethernet for over a decade now in my home computers. Gigabit switchs have been dirt cheap for quite a while now. It seems that the steps from 10 to 100 to 1000 where all quite quick. Then it just stalled.
    Agreed, my guess is cost of Fiber vs Copper. If you look at Wifi it's gone up really fast and the prices have dropped fairly quickly as well when you compare 802.11 G to AC. No "medium" required.