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SanDisk Debuts 64GB CF Card

9/14/2009 03:15:00 PM Eastern

Milpitas, Calif. - SanDisk launched a new line of high-capacity, high-speed
CF cards today that are aimed at professional photographers.  

SanDiskThe
Extreme Pro memory cards boast read and write speeds of 90Mbps, which are
double than the company's previously fastest cards.

When
setting out to create a new high-performance CF card, SanDisk consulted with a
variety of professional photographers to gauge their specific needs, Susan
Park, SanDisk retail product marketing director, told TWICE last month.

"As we talked
to sports photographers and their needs ... they are really in the need for
speed. If you look at the wildlife or nature photography, they could be in
extreme temperature or extreme conditions, so they are in need for reliability.
If you look at wedding, they are in need of reliability and speed," she said.

As a
result of the information received, SanDisk engineered the Extreme Pro cards so
they carried these "three pillars," Park said: speed, reliability/durability
and capacity.

All of the
Extreme Pro CF cards - currently shipping in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities -
feature the company's Power Core Controller, which is said to ensure the faster
read and write speeds.

They can
reportedly operate at temperatures ranging from -13 to 185F, and at up to 90 percent
humidity. Suggested retails will range from $300 to $800.  

SanDisk
also introduced a memory card reader - the Extreme Pro ExpressCard Adapter -
for $49.99, which will be available in late October. The company also
introduced a line of Extreme CF cards, which will be offered in 8GB, 16GB and
32GB at read/write speeds of 60Mbps. Prices for these cards will range from
$130 to $375.