SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Card Announced

SanDisk has announced a new line of Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I cards. The UHS-I speed boost can be taken advantage with new UHS devices like the Nikon D7000.

The new Extreme Pro cards provide read/write speeds up to 45MB/sec.  When used with non-UHS devices, the Extreme Pro cards provide a max read/write speed of 25MB/sec.

SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card is available in 8GB to 32GB capacities and retails from $109.99 to $349.99.  Check availability on

In addition to the new Extreme Pro cards, SanDisk also announced a new Extreme Pro ExpressCard adapter for use with SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards.  The Extreme Pro ExpressCard adapter retails for $49.99.  Check availability on

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]


New Compact Flash Specs Proposed by Sony, Nikon, SanDisk

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB CF Card

The future of camera memory cards may be a new CF card that offers transfer rates of 500 MB/sec and capacity in excess of 2 TB. The development of these proposed specifications were announced today as part of a joint effort among Sony, Nikon and SanDisk.

Nikon, SanDisk and Sony have submitted these high-powered specs to the CompactFlash Association in hopes of a future standardization of the format.  The new card specifications are based on a PCI Express interface (in order to achieve a 500 MB/sec transfer rate) instead of the Parallel ATA interface used in current generation cards.

According to the statement issued by SanDisk, Sony and Nikon, the new cards will be similar in size to existing CF cards.  Hopefully, that also serves as a hint that the new cards will do away with the pins inside camera, which are so susceptible to being bent.

Complete details of the announcement are below. [Read more…]

SanDisk Extreme CF and SD Card Rebates

Lot’s of great deals cooking right now, like these big rebates on SanDisk Extreme CF and SD cards over at Adorama.  While you get a rebate on the purchase of a single card, the savings more than doubles (and triples in some cases) with the purchase of 2 cards.

Below is a breakdown of how the rebates shake out. [Read more…]

People Behind the Gear: SanDisk CEO Eli Harari

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB CF Card

SanDisk is a universally-recognized brand in the digital imaging world.  No matter what brand of camera that you own, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a SanDisk memory card somewhere in your bag.

I had never heard the story behind SanDisk’s origins until I read this recent article on SanDisk CEO Eli Harari at USA Today.  Turns out, many years ago, he was ousted by the board of directors from a company he had founded.  From there, SanDisk was born.  Now, it’s a 3.6 billion dollar company.

[USA Today]

SanDisk SD WORM Card

SanDisk has introduced a Write Once, Read Many (WORM) SD card in 1GB capacity.  The WORM card is geared toward users who are seeking archival and tamper-proof storage.  Specifically, SanDisk is highlighting the SD WORM card’s utility to police departments, which require an unalterable chain of evidence.

Full details in the press release below. [Read more…]

SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Card

SanDisk 64GB SDXC

SanDisk has announced its new Ultra 64GB SDXC card.  The Ultra-series card has a write speed of 9Mbps and a read speed of 15MB/s, which makes it properly suited for SDXC compatible video cameras.

The SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC card carries an initial retail price of $349.99 and should be available immediately.  Check availability on

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]