SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 Memory Card Speeds Transfers
The Extreme Pro CFast card is the first to utilize the CFast 2.0 specification, a collaboration of CompactFlash Association members.Flash memory storage solutions specialist SanDisk announced the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, designed for professional broadcast, cinematography and professional photography and boasting read speeds of up to 450M bps for improved workflow efficiency and write speeds up to 350M bps for faster recording performance. The Extreme Pro CFast card is the first to utilize the CFast 2.0 specification, a collaboration between CompactFlash Association members to meet the requirements of professional video and photography applications. Early adopters and endorsers include SanDisk, Canon, ARRI and Codex. The result of this alliance is the CFast 2.0 specification, delivering a higher level of performance for professional video and photography cameras. Canon is also a supporter of the CFast 2.0 standard. Sandisk claims that with the new card, users are able to manage large files faster than ever. For example, a 100GB file takes nearly 20 minutes to transfer from CompactFlash at 90M bps. With the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, it takes only four minutes to transfer at 450M bps, the company said. The card format is equipped with a durable form factor. The Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 cards are created to withstand real-world exposure to temperature, shock and vibration, and include a pinless design, which lessens the chance of damaging the card or camera while changing cards.
The cards will also be marked with an individual serialization number that can be registered into SanDisk Pro Care Customer Support. Additionally, a lifetime limited warranty and a downloadable offer for a one-year subscription to RescuePro media recovery software are available.