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Latest Super Fast Sandisk SD Cards Now Available

By Anthony Thurston on February 28th 2014

The latest Sandisk Extreme Pro memory cards are now available for purchase or pre-order. These latest cards are capable of speeds of up to 280MB/s, which is absolutely nuts if you ask me!


The 16GB and 32GB cards are now available for purchase and are in stock at B&H, while the 64GB is currently available for pre-order. If you are into any sort of  4K video production, or maybe if you like to dabble with MagicLantern RAW recording on your Canon DSLR, then these are the cards that you want.

They aren’t just good for video though, these are also great cards for any who needs their images out of their buffer and onto the card ASAP – which is most event and sports photographers. The quicker the information gets out onto your card, the quicker there is more room in your buffer for another image, so speed is everything. At some point you will hit your cameras write limit, but having the fastest cards possible helps to insure that you can write at your cameras max speed, getting the best performance out of your body as possible.

Sandisk ExtremePro UHS-II SD Cards

What do you think about these new cards? Do you have a use for cards this fast? Share your thoughts in a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. trackpete

    Just wanted to point out that no Canon body with ML RAW support is capable of writing to SD at faster than ~40MB/s because of controller limitations (and any older ones as well as the 5D3 are limited to 20MB/s)… so unfortunately these fast SD cards would be a waste of money for ML RAW.

    Very exciting stuff for cameras that do support high speed SD and need the bandwidth, however!

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  2. Rick

    Great news. While this is definitely overkill for what I need (my camera/camcorder data rates don’t come close), this will drive prices down on slower cards. And that is something I can definitely use.

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  3. Sean Thurston

    That’s insane…. and yes I want one.

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