SanDisk on Friday announced the world's fastest memory card boasting read speeds of up to 450 MB/s and write speeds of up to 350 MB. SanDisk claims that the 120 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 is capable of transferring a 100 GB file in only four minutes because it's the first card to utilize the CFast 2.0 specification.
"With the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card, we are enabling a next generation card format to meet the needs of high-end professional cinematographers," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. "These cards will enable new digital solutions for professional filmmakers looking to embrace technologies such as high-quality 4K video, and are another example of SanDisk's innovation and leadership in flash memory storage."
The CFast 2.0 specification is designed for professional video and photography applications. The list of early adopters includes Canon, ARRI, and Codes, as well as SanDisk. Motion picture equipment manufacturer ARRI's documentary-style ARRI AMIRA will record to CFast 2.0 cards at launch.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory cards are apparently already available in the US and Europe but no word on price just yet.