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SanDisk Claims "World's Fastest" With New 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.