World's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card announced by SanDisk

Jan 06, 2011
World's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card announced by SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation today announced the world's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card. The latest milestone in SanDisk's long history of industry-leading products, the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card features 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage and up to 100 megabyte per second (MB/sec) write speeds. With its Power Core controller and UDMA-7 interface, the card delivers the performance demanded by high-end DSLR cameras.

"No other product on the market can match our new card's combination of speed and ," said Susan Park, director, product marketing, . "By consistently pushing the boundaries of flash innovation, we are able to develop advanced products not found anywhere else."

With a set of features optimized for professional photographers and videographers, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is ideally suited for imaging applications requiring Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. The card's unprecedented combination of speed and storage lets photographers capture more frames when shooting in continuous burst mode, and enables them to record high quality Full HD videos.

• Up to 100MB/sec write speed enables shorter wait times and faster continuous burst shooting.
• Video Performance Guarantee allows for superior Full HD video recording at a sustained 20MB/sec write speed.
• 128GB capacity aoffers more room for capturing RAW+JPEG photos, sequential bursts, even Full HD and 3D video content.
• SanDisk's proprietary Power Core controller distributes data across the card more rapidly and efficiently, and the UDMA-7 interface allows for maximum data transfer between card and camera.
• Best-in-class quality assurance offers photographers peace of mind knowing that the card is backed by rigorous stress, shock, vibration, humidity and moisture testing procedures and a lifetime limited warranty. The card features RTV silicone coating for added protection.

The 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is available now for preorder, and will be available at retailers worldwide later in Q1 2011. The card carries a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.

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not rated yet Jan 06, 2011
... wow. 1500 bucks for 128 gigs.

*sticks with his many, many smaller cards instead, for a fraction of the price, with a far lower probability of data loss from corruption*
not rated yet Jan 08, 2011
In 1987 I paid $1000 for a 20 'MEG' hard drive. Now 1.5 Terabyte HDD are $100+/-. If I hit the keys right, that's 75,000 times more storage for 10% of the '87 price. I think that's 750,000 times cheaper per unit of storage.
The four, One(1)'MEG' RAM Chips I bought in '89 to (sorta) run graphics on my Mac II were $999 EACH. Today One 'Gig' RAM costs about $20. I think that's about 50,000 times cheaper.
The numbers are ridiculous.
If you don't like today's prices, wait a couple of months. Turns out Steven Wright may be wrong. Soon you can have everything because there will be a place to put it.
not rated yet Jan 15, 2011
Choke gag oh my god that's crazy. I don't think the average joe will be buying one anytime soon.
not rated yet Jan 15, 2011
If you don't like today's prices, wait a couple of months.

I don't think it would make any difference. Flash memory is great but its pricing over the YEARS has always made it a premium product. It's ironic that dinosaur tech (hard drives) with all those spinning platters and moving arms are still orders of magnitude cheaper and higher capacity than flash memory.
not rated yet Jan 15, 2011
DamienS: Speaking of that, I saw an article a couple of years ago that said that even though Solid State Drives of various types are becoming cheaper and more widespread all the time, they won't surpass standard magnetic HDDs even by 2020, due to the fact that even as flash falls in price, HDDs will fall in price more (on a per-unit-storage basis).

It's kind of sad, because HDDs annoy me. But I'm still going to keep buying them, because I can fill up terabytes of space shockingly quickly. It's amazing to me that only ten years ago I had a 1.2 gig harddrive, and it wasn't full. Heh.