2 Gigabyte SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II CompactFlash Cards Offer Blazing Speed and Huge Capacities;
Will Ship This Month To Selected Retailers Worldwide
SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II CompactFlash cards are consistently rated the fastest CompactFlash cards by a significant margin according to photojournalist and industry consultant, Rob Galbraith. His comprehensive CompactFlash Performance Database includes real-world test results from more than 48 CompactFlash cards tested in Digital SLR cameras from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Pentax and others (www.robgalbraith.com).
Jay Maisel, an award-winning photographer, lecturer and author whose career spans more than 50 years, said, "I now shoot RAW images which result in very large files. Having a fast 2GB SanDisk CompactFlash card means I can take several hundred pictures with my Nikons. With that level of capacity and performance, I can concentrate on capturing my images and not worry about filling up the card. I feel comfortable and assured using SanDisk cards."
Tanya Chuang, SanDisk's retail product marketing manager, said, "The superior write performance of SanDisk's Extreme and Ultra II cards can mean the difference between capturing a shot or not," said Tanya Chuang, SanDisk's retail product marketing manager. "In addition, fast read speeds are becoming increasingly important for professional photographers who want to improve their workflow as they transfer gigabytes of images from card to computer."
SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash
Chuang added, "SanDisk Extreme cards are highly reliable and give professional photographers peace of mind when they know their digital film cards can handle sub-freezing temperatures to the blazing heat of a desert. SanDisk Extreme cards give professional photographers peace of mind and the assurance that they have the best performing card available."
Each SanDisk Extreme card includes a protective carrying case and RescuePROä software to allow photographers to easily recover accidentally deleted images, lost digital images or data. RescuePRO is compatible with both Windows and Mac and requires no driver download or special card reader. Every SanDisk Extreme owner also gains access to a dedicated, priority 1-800 tech support call line.
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash
Chuang added, "Consumers will especially notice the benefits of the faster read speed of the SanDisk Ultra II CF cards. The faster read speed allows photographers to view images more quickly on their camera LCD screens after taking pictures. And they also will be able to upload images to their computer much faster."
Pricing and Availability
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash:
The SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II product line now consists of three card formats: CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO (introduced today in a separate press release).
SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II cards use SanDisk NAND flash technology and highlight the company's ongoing commitment to continued improvements in speed, capacity, reliability and features for storage cards. They are designed for compatibility with today's leading CF, Memory Stick PRO and SD-approved digital SLRs, video and still cameras, card readers and electronic devices.
SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash memory data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.
The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption, "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K-A and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies assume no obligation to update the information in this release.
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* *Results based on testing with HDBENCH benchmark software. Actual results in digital cameras will vary by model.