SanDisk launched on Thursday the “world’s first” high-capacity
CompactFlash card supporting the latest Video Performance Guarantee
(VPG-65) specification. This card packs an impressive 256 GB of storage
capacity so that professional photographers and videographers can focus
on their content rather than the storage space on their device.
According to SanDisk, the 256 GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card
is optimized to capture 4K and Full HD video, hence the VPG-65
certification. The card also delivers a minimum sustained write speed of
65 MB/s and a maximum of 140 MB/s – the read speed is up to 160 MB/s.
This card is also UDMA 7 enabled, the company said.
“We always design our SanDisk Extreme Pro
cards with professional photographers and videographers in mind,” said
Susan Park, director, mobile and imaging worldwide retail product
marketing, SanDisk. “Cinema-quality 4K video capture demands tremendous
performance and capacity, which is exactly what we have delivered with
the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card.”
In addition to the 256 GB capacity, SanDisk also announced that the
entire Extreme Pro CompactFlash line of memory cards has been refreshed
with faster speeds. This family includes 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacity cards
that now have read speeds up to 160 MB/s and write speeds up to 150
MB/s. These cards also have the same VPG-65 certification as the new 256
“SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards are designed for professionals and
are backed by a lifetime limited warranty,” the company said. “The cards
are durability tested, include RTV silicone coating inside for added
protection against shock and vibration, and perform in extreme
temperatures from minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees
The updated cards also include a one year downloadable offer for
RescuePRO media recovery software, which lets photographers recover
their images in case of accidental deletion, the company said. All five
cards are now shipping worldwide costing between $219.99 and a whopping
$1,809.99 USD. For more information about this specific series, head here.