Sandisk’s ‘world’s fastest’ Extreme Pro SD card is tailored to 4K videos
Earlier we had talked about Panasonic’s venture into the nascent realm of 4K video cameras. And, now Sandisk has come up with a complementary technology for high speed transfer of ‘large sized’ Ultra HD videos. Christened in a grandiloquent manner as the Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card, the three times faster memory card will have the ability to transfer 250MB/s of data in what is touted as the burst mode. Additionally, it will also boast of the lightning capacity to read 280MB/s of data in its optimized mode.
The very marketing strategy of the Sandisk Extreme Pro is targeted towards the emerging market of 4K camera and 3D camera systems. The high transfer rate of the memory card can now give the photographers and filmmakers the much needed edge during crunch scenarios when speed is paramount. In fact, Sandisk Extreme Pro is already creating some commercial ripples, with Fujifilm jumping on the new bandwagon of UHS-II compatible cameras with their X-T1.
However, the advantages of the SD card is not just limited by its high speed. According to the company, the Sandisk Extreme Pro also comprises of the RescuePro Deluxe software (freely downloadable) for recovery of deleted images or corrupted files. Sandisk will additionally release their USB 3.0 compliant card readers in April, for devices that are still unsuited to the advanced UHS-II standard.
As for the commercial scheme of things, the Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card will be available in the memory range of 16GB to 64GB, with accompanying price range of $150 to $325.