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August 27, 2008

SanDisk intros Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC Cards

SanDisk (News - Alert) has introduced the Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC Cards. With this solution the company claims to have made a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second for SD flash memory cards.
 
The cards will be available sooner in the market with 4-gigabyte (GB)2, 8GB and 16GB capacities and are stated to be optimized for and can give peak performance with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.
 
SanDisk Corporation is said to be the inventor and supplier of flash storage cards. Its product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers.
 
The Nikon D90 is a DSLR camera that can support SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards at increased performance. And according to the company the new SanDisk 30MB/s cards are 50 percent faster than their 20MB/s siblings which enable the camera to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0 MB JPEG L Fine per image.
 
“The high capacities and performance of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards give users the freedom to shoot lots of high-resolution photos and video clips,” said Susan Park, director of consumer product marketing for SanDisk’s performance cards. “The combination of our new SanDisk Extreme III 30 MB/s Edition SDHC card technology and the Nikon D90 camera maximizes performance.”
 
Users are provided with a storage option to store high resolution images and videos with these cards. When placed in SanDisk’s new ImageMate Multi-Card USB 2.0 Reader/Writer, still images and video can be transferred from the new SDHC card to a computer up to 30MB/s, greatly reducing the waiting time to offload large files from the card to the computer.
 
According to company officials, the cards can offer optimal performance levels and high-capacity points and are also are capable of functioning in extreme temperatures, from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit or -25 to 85 degrees Celsius.
 
The cards also carry a lifetime limited warranty. SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 30MB/s Edition cards, which have a Class 6 performance rating, are fully backwards-compatible; working in any camera, card reader or other device that supports SDHC cards.
 
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 30MB/s Edition cards are expected to be available in September. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is U.S. $64.99 for the 4GB card, US $109.99 for the 8GB card, and U.S. $179.99 for the 16GB card.
 
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Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray
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