Earlier today, SanDisk revealed their latest Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card aimed towards professional photographers. The Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology is a class on its own with its 45MB/sec read and write performance.
If you’re familiar with SD cards, this one is not a Class 10 but a UHS Speed Class 1 which offers 10MB/sec. minimum sustained write speed capable of recording Full HD 1080p uncompressed videos or even 3D content. To give you an idea of the 45MB/sec speed, we saw an actual demo where a standard SD card was able to save 9 burst RAW + JPEG shots in 16 seconds while the Extreme Pro does it in 6 seconds.
The speed achievement is attributed to an intelligent Power Core controller that’s being used by this SDHC card. Think of it as a built-in disk defragmenter which allows the SDHC card to optimize the placement of your files from constant erasures.
The Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card also features automatic error-code correction engine which makes it a reliable memory card for that’s important to professional photographers. When your camera runs out of battery or you accidentally flipped the card out in the middle of a write process, photos already saved gets corrupted as well. What SanDisk cards does is lock existing data during data failure to preserve integrity of previously saved data.
Just like other SanDisk SD cards (new packaging), the Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card can withstand quite a beating. Not that you would want to utilize it but it’s good to know that SanDisk SD cards are waterproof, temperature proof, shock and vibration proof as well as x-ray and magnet proof. We even get to stomp on it and bend it to test its durability.
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Card Pricing
- 8GB ““ Php2000 ““ Php2500
- 16GB ““ Php4000 ““ Php4500
- 32GB ““ Php7000
That’s the price range by the way. SanDisk doesn’t have SRPs as prices are dictated by the dealers.
SanDisk SD cards is backed by a lifetime limited warranty. A card’s lifetime is typically 5 years so if yours conked out before that, SanDisk will replace it with a new one. Oh yeah, if you want to know if a SanDisk card is an original, you shouldn’t be able to open the package without cutting through it. If you can rip through it then it’s fake.