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SanDisk unveils fastest memory card, 450MB/s read and 350MB/s write

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2013 18:44 User comments (5)

SanDisk unveils fastest memory card, 450MB/s read and 350MB/s write SanDisk has unveiled the fastest memory card in the world, the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0.
As the product name suggests, it is based on the CFast 2.0 draft specifications released by the CompactFlash Association recently - the first of its kind. It will be available with storage capacity of 60GB and 120GB, and it should be noted that write speed drops to 225MB/s for the 60GB card.

According to SanDisk, the beast of a card supports read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 350MB/s. With the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, it takes only four minutes to transfer 100GB at max speed, according to SanDisk, though these numbers are subject to many factors such as host device, file attributes and so on.

"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."

Given that it is the first card based on cFast 2.0, hardware support has to catch up.

For those who use CompactFlash cards, SanDisk also has a new 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card, but at a whopping $1,809.99 it clearly is intended only for the professional.

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5 user comments

118.9.2013 10:52

wow

218.9.2013 11:45

Really CF is still a thing? I thought most card readers had dropped it and I haven't seen a laptop with one built in since the early part of the millennium.... Those speeds are insane though, but I have to imagine that if a film buff had the money for this they would rather go with something more in the SATA SSD terabyte range that are just coming out also.

318.9.2013 16:46

Cool.............now people can take pictures EVEN FASTER.................NOT.

This is a benchmark BRAGGING right.......nothing more.

421.9.2013 3:06

Originally posted by Qliphah:
Really CF is still a thing? I thought most card readers had dropped it and I haven't seen a laptop with one built in since the early part of the millennium.... Those speeds are insane though, but I have to imagine that if a film buff had the money for this they would rather go with something more in the SATA SSD terabyte range that are just coming out also.
I think its main use is for high end cameras, DSLR and what not. For some reason high end cameras are still using compact flash. Maybe they're more reliable, or maybe because they are lightning quick.

521.9.2013 9:29

Where are the big new fast SD cards?
2tb has been promised with 300Mbps write speeds.
Eventually.

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