If SanDisk continues their current naming pattern, they might soon run out of space to print on their memory cards; the company has just announced its fastest ever Memory Stick, the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, the card's claim to fame are its 30MB/s read & write speeds. That makes the Extreme III particularly suited to high-resolution DSLR cameras and HD camcorders.
The "Extreme" part of the title also refers to the conditions in which the Memory Stick is functional. SanDisk are claiming it will operate happily in -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit or -25 to 85 degrees Celsius, though whether the operator would feel the same way is questionable. They also come with a lifetime warranty, and SanDisk include the RescuePRO software for recovering accidentally deleted images.
SanDisk's Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be available worldwide in June. The MRSP for the 4GB card is $89.99 and for the 8GB card is US $149.99.
SanDisk Goes Extreme with Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
With Read and Write Speeds of 30 Megabytes per Second, the New SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Optimizes Camera Performance
BRISBANE, Australia --(Business Wire)-- May. 29, 2008 SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced the fastest card in its Memory Stick product family: the SanDisk Extreme(R) III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo(TM) with read and write speeds of 30 megabytes (MB)(1) per second. The card, available in June in 4-gigabyte (GB) (1) and 8GB capacities, is ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs who use Sony digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras.
SanDisk and Sony jointly developed Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo as an extension of the existing Memory Stick PRO format, to offer faster read and write speeds for PRO-HG capable Sony digital SLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and digital camcorders.
SanDisk is unveiling the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo at the PMA Australia 2008 Imaging Technology Show, where the company is exhibiting at Stand 401 in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 30 to June 1.
"The SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo continues our tradition of delivering best-in-class performance in the SanDisk Extreme product line," said Susan Park, director of consumer product marketing for SanDisk's performance cards. "Our customers know SanDisk Extreme cards not only deliver cutting-edge read and write speeds, but are designed for durability - even under harsh conditions."
SanDisk Extreme III cards are capable of functioning in extreme temperatures, from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit or -25 to 85 degrees Celsius, and carry a lifetime warranty. The cards also come with RescuePRO(TM) software for recovering deleted images.
Pricing and Availability
SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be available worldwide in June. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 4GB card is US $89.99 and for the 8GB card is US $149.99.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk (http://www.sandisk.com/corporate) is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
(1) 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.