And you thought SSDs
were expensive. SanDisk
has just made those super speedy, super exclusive drives seem all the more affordable thanks to pricing its newest CompactFlash cards right out of feasibility. Clearly designed for professional users only, these new cards pack an awful lot of speed for an awful lot of dough.
A full year after shipping its 300x CF cards, SanDisk has today introduced its Extreme Pro range that clocks in at 600x. Available in 64GB, 32GB and 16GB sizes, these pro-level cards promise read/write rates of 90MBps, which is plenty to fire off dozens of shots in succession without hanging. SanDisk has also delivered a new range of 400x cards in the 'Extreme' lineup, which includes 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models.
SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash cards will range from about $130 to $375, while SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards will range from about $300 to $800; all of the cards are shipping now. The SanDisk Extreme Pro ExpressCard Adapter is optimized to take advantage of the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash increased speed, and it will be available in late October for $49.99.
SanDisk develops its flash
controllers and memory chips together, allowing the company to
perfectly match and fine-tune the two technologies throughout the
testing process, resulting in high-performance products with
industry-leading endurance. The SanDisk Power Core Controller
brings numerous benefits to the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash
- High-Performance: The SanDisk® Power Core™
Controller's dual-lane architecture and software algorithms double
card performance, enabling the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash
cards' read/write speeds of up to 90MB/s over a UDMA-6 bus.
- Increased-Reliability: The SanDisk Power Core
Controller's firmware algorithms and 42-bit ECC engine maintain
data integrity and extended card endurance through optimized wear
- Simplified Design:To further increase overall
card durability, the SanDisk Power Core Controller features an
integrated design that requires fewer individual components on the
card's printed circuit board.
|CompactFlash Card Line
||60MB/s read/write speed (400x)
||8GB, 16GB, 32GB
|SanDisk Extreme Pro
||90MB/s read/write speed (600x)
||16GB, 32GB, 64GB