SanDisk Announces 'World's First' CF2.0 Memory Card

SanDisk Announces 'World's First' CF2.0 Memory Card

SanDisk has announced the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The company claims it's the first memory card based on the CFast 2.0 draft specification, announced by the CompactFlash Association last year. The card is capable of 450 MB/s read speeds and write speeds of up to 350MB/s.

(Image Source: SanDisk via Engadget)

With such impressive read and write speeds, SanDisk claims this is the world's fastest memory card, taking only four minutes to transfer a 100 GB file from the memory card. A standard CompactFlash card, with a read speed of 90MB/s, would have taken almost 20 minutes. In addition to this claim, the card boasts of a pinless and durable design, and is able to operate in temperatures from 23 degrees F (-5 degrees C) to 158 degrees F (70 degrees C). The card is "designed for professional broadcast, cinematography and next-generation professional photography. " It is also suited for 4K video recording; however, it appears to lack VPG-65 Video Performance Guarantee, unlike the new Extreme Pro 256GB CF card that was announced just last week.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory cards come in 60GB and 120GB. They are currently only available in the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit its product page here.

(Source: SanDisk via Engadget)

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