SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC card on sale for $350

Feb 22, 2010
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Looking for a huge quantity of speedy flash memory for your DSLR or HD camcorder?  SanDisk have pushed their 64GB Ultra SDXC memory card out the door, and the Class 4 card certainly promises enough.  Up to 15MB/sec read speeds are supported, with data kept in exFAT file structure; one card is enough for over eight hours of HD video at 9Mbps quality.

Obviously you'll need an SD 3.0 compliant camera to slot the Ultra SDXC into, and right now they're comparatively rare.  Still, many of the new top-spec devices we'll be seeing at PMA 2010 this week will be compatible, so if you've $349.99 burning a hole in your pocket then SanDisk would be pleased to see you.

Press Release:

SANDISK SHIPS ITS HIGHEST CAPACITY SD CARD EVER,
THE 64GB SANDISK ULTRA SDXC MEMORY CARD

SanDisk’s Highest Capacity SD Card Offers Increased Storage,
Making it Ideal for Extended HD Video Recording

London, February 22, 2010 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it has begun shipping the 64 gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk Ultra® SDXC™ memory card, the company’s highest capacity SD™ card ever. With its 64GB capacity, up to 15MB/sec read speed2 and Class 4 speed rating, the new high-capacity SD card is ideal for capturing and storing massive 1080p High-Definition video files and then transferring them quickly to a computer.

SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which makes it possible to manufacture SD cards with storage capacity up to 2 terabytes (TB)3. The SDXC card’s exFAT file structure helps consumers record long-duration HD videos. The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card can store more than eight hours of high-definition video with recording speed of 9 Mbps (HD standard)*.

“SDXC is the successor to the popular SDHC card format,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card delivers the speed and capacity consumers need for extended HD video recording and improved rapid shooting of still images. The card is an ideal complement for recently-announced SDXC-compatible cameras and camcorders.”

Because the SD 3.0 specification was recently released, only a handful of devices may be immediately available that support SDXC cards. However, the pace of new camera model introduction supporting the SDXC format is accelerating. Canon announced at CES that all of its new VIXIA camcorder models and PowerShot cameras are compatible with SDXC cards. Widespread adoption of SDXC is expected to occur across a range of consumer electronic products including HDTVs, Blu-ray recorders/players, camcorders, cameras, mobile phones, navigation systems and computers. SanDisk® ImageMate® memory card readers are compatible with SDXC cards if the connected PC uses an operating system that supports exFAT.

The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card comes with a lifetime limited warranty**. The new memory card is available immediately at www.sandisk.com via the U.S. e-commerce site with a price of £259.99, and will be available at SanDisk locations around the world soon after.


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