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SanDisk CompactFlash cards reach 64GB, 90MB/s transfer rate

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Sep 2009 1:52 User comments (8)

SanDisk CompactFlash cards reach 64GB, 90MB/s transfer rate SanDisk Corporation unveiled its new Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory cards on Monday, designed for professional photographers and other pro-users. The new cards on offer from SanDisk range in capacity from 16GB to 64GB, with write speeds that reach as high as 90MB/s, due to the SanDisk Power Core Controller's dual-lane architecture and software algorithms.
"The new SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash line is the direct result of SanDisk's passion, commitment, and break-through engineering innovation to provide best-in-class flash memory cards for professional photography," said Eric Bone, vice president, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "The SanDisk Power Core Controller delivers unmatched write speed and reliability, providing photographers with a spectacular combination of performance, capacity and peace of mind that images are safely stored."

SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards are fully compatible with any camera, card reader or other device that supports CompactFlash cards. A SanDisk Extreme Pro ExpressCard Adapter is optimized to take advantage of the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card's read speed. The reader carries an MSRP of $49.99 and will be available in late October on SanDisk.com and at select retailers.

SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash cards will be available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 32GB, with costs ranging from $130 to $375. As for the speedy SanDisk Extreme Pro cards; they range from 16GB capacity to 64GB, with costs ranging from $300 to a staggering $800 (retailers themselves will decide the final prices on the products).

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8 user comments

115.9.2009 10:07
pphoenix
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it'll be goodbye to hard drives soon, thankfully.

215.9.2009 12:18

I wouldn't say HDDs are going to be gone "soon", unless you mean in 10 years (baring a major breakthrough).

$800 for a 64GB card is a ton of money when you can get 1TB HDDs for >$100. However, flash devices/SSDs will eventually come way down in price and way up in storage capacity. When both of those happen then HDDs will fade away.

315.9.2009 16:55

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I wouldn't say HDDs are going to be gone "soon", unless you mean in 10 years (baring a major breakthrough).

$800 for a 64GB card is a ton of money when you can get 1TB HDDs for >$100. However, flash devices/SSDs will eventually come way down in price and way up in storage capacity. When both of those happen then HDDs will fade away.
Solid state ftw. On another note, who still uses compact flash cards?

415.9.2009 17:53

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Solid state ftw. On another note, who still uses compact flash cards?
Many high end digital cameras that are designed for professional photographers still use Compact Flash.

515.9.2009 19:23

WTF, selective retailers..... Now I'll have to wait even longer and hope that recession keeps bring prices lower. Maybe it might force them to make it general retail.

615.9.2009 21:19

Quote:
Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I wouldn't say HDDs are going to be gone "soon", unless you mean in 10 years (baring a major breakthrough).

$800 for a 64GB card is a ton of money when you can get 1TB HDDs for >$100. However, flash devices/SSDs will eventually come way down in price and way up in storage capacity. When both of those happen then HDDs will fade away.
Solid state ftw. On another note, who still uses compact flash cards?
Ya but there are no worth while SSD HDDs out right now 0-o

715.9.2009 23:41

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ya but there are no worth while SSD HDDs out right now 0-o
They are worthwhile assuming price is no option ^.^

815.9.2009 23:43

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ya but there are no worth while SSD HDDs out right now 0-o
They are worthwhile assuming price is no option ^.^
IDE based SSD is to slow 0-o
and sata aint much better....

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