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SanDisk's new high-speed, high-capacity microSD cards were designed with the smart phone user in mind

SanDisk has a new product in their popular line of microSD cards, the SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards. Designed for users who need fast storage for their smart phone, tablet or camera, the new microSD cards offer read and write speeds that are perfect for taking multi-shot high resolution pictures, as well as full HD high framerate video.

In SanDisk's testing, the 64GB model reached read speeds of 80MB/second, and write speeds of 50MB/second. Speeds like this allow you to do things like take more shots in a row using your camera's burst mode, or take beautiful high-quality HD video. Of course, file transfer speeds are also greatly increased, letting you copy those images and videos, or music or ROMs from your computer even faster. 

Ultra-fast, high capacity ​microSD cards are a perfect match for Android phones that support removable storage. Stuart Robinson, director of handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics puts it succinctly:

Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays. Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world's fastest microSDXC memory solution.

We know you all like big, fast SD cards, and this one looks like a winner. To be sure, we had SanDisk send us the 64GB SDXC model and I'm going to see if it lives up to the hype. We'll run it through the benchmarks, but also try it in real-world situations like in an Android phone, a computer, and a DSLR. Look for the results soon! In the meantime, the full press release is after the break. Read through it, and discuss.

SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD’S FASTEST 64GB MICROSDXC CARD – IDEAL FOR THE LATEST SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND CAMERAS

MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ and microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards, the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras.

“The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the highquality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras.”

The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds allowing faster shot-toshot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android-powered devices with 64GB of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data. 

Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1)5 and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.

“Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays," said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world's fastest microSDXC memory solution.”

The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are built for and tested in harsh conditions. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays. In addition, the new cards include:

  • An adapter for compatibility with full size SD™/SDHC™/SDXC™ supporting devices
  • A downloadable offer for RescuePro® Deluxe data recovery software for bringing accidentally deleted images back to life
  • A lifetime limited warranty

SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available worldwide now and on www.sandisk.com in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 to $199.99.

SanDisk microSD Memory Cards

SanDisk is the inventor of the microSD™ card format and offers a full portfolio of microSD cards for retail and commercial customers. SanDisk microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards deliver the speed and capacity consumers need to get the most out of their mobile devices.

Retail products include SanDisk microSD/microSDHC cards, the perfect, everyday choice in affordable expanded memory for basic feature phones; SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC/microSDXC cards, which are twice as fast as ordinary cards and offer Full HD video recording and advanced photo capture, ideal for Android powered smartphones; the new SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC cards; and SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC cards, which provide unparalleled data speeds for the microSDHC capacity. 

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.