SanDisk announced the world’s first 1TB SD at Photokina 2016. We caught up with Christophe from SanDisk, who told us all about their new Extreme PRO 1TB SD card. You’re probably familiar with Moore’s Law, by which the capabilities of current technology seem to double approximately every two years. Well, like clockwork, two years after the introduction of their 512GB card, SanDisk have introduced the world’s first 1TB SD card. As part of the SanDisk Extreme PRO series, this new card will be compatible with the current high storage and high data transfer rate demands of video and photo shooters alike, with 95MB and 90MB/sec Read and Write speeds respectively. This means that whether it is 4K video, high frame rates or fast, continuous photo bursts, this card will be able to handle it at least as well as its 512GB version. Unfortunately, the model at Photokina 2016 was only a prototype, and there is no further information available yet other than it will hit the market at some point next year. With price points fluctuating so regularly in this sector, Christophe was also unable to give us an approximate price for the SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB SD card for the time being. What do you think of this announcement? Do you prefer large capacity cards? Or are you more inclined towards multiple cards with less capacity to be safe just in case? Let us know in the comments!Read more
If you find yourself in rugged environments, you need portable memory that’s fast, tough, and reliable. The SanDisk Extreme 510 could be exactly what you’re looking for. At CES 2016, SanDisk had quite the treat in store for photographers, videographers, and anybody else that requires high-performance memory that can stand the trials and tribulations of a rough and tumble life: the Extreme 510 Portable SSD. So, let’s take a closer look, shall we? SanDisk Extreme 510: Specifications Before we delve a little deeper into the ruggedness of this portable SSD, let’s have a quick summary of the tech specs: 480GB Capacity USB 3.0 (2.0 compatible) Dimensions: 0.42 x 2.98 x 2.98 inches 0.17lb Up to 430MB/s sequential speed via USB3.0 AES 128-bit Password protection available for data, via SanDisk SecureAccess Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.7 or later compatibility All in all, when you require tough memory on the go, you can’t go too far wrong with the SanDisk Extreme 510. They’ve managed to pack quite a lot of punch into a pocket-sized SSD which, for all intents and purposes, can take a few hits itself! A Closer Look We’ve seen the specifications, we know that it is dust proof and water resistant—truth be told, it is not looking like a bad option for those that need their memory portable and nigh-indestructible. The SanDisk Extreme 510 builds on the highly successful Extreme 500, so it has a good pedigree. They’ve opted to protect the drive with a rubber bumper, compliant with IP55, helping to ensure that water and dust don’t have their wicked way with the drive’s data. This bumper also comes in handy for guarding against drops and tumbles—especially useful for any butter-fingered shooters amongst you! Inside the sleek yet solid design, you’ll find transfer speeds of up to 430MB/s. For anybody still using a portable HDD, the data transfer alone should have you salivating—this beast is up to four times faster than the typical external hard drive. As if being portable, lightweight, tough, and blazingly fast weren’t enough, the SanDisk Extreme 510 also comes with SanDisk SecureAccess. This provides the option of 128-bit encryption for your data, meaning that your files are safe from both the elements and unwanted eyes! To USB-C, or not to USB-C? That is the Question! The only issue that the SanDisk Extreme 510 has is its lack of USB-C compatibility. Featuring only a regular micro-USB 3.0 port, it is not exactly friendly for regular users of newer MacBooks, Tablets, or Smartphones. However, if this is a non-issue for you, then you may well be looking at the ideal portable storage for your needs. The SanDisk 510 Extreme is Available Now With all of that out of the way, there’s only one thing left to look at. The price! Fortunately, the folks at SanDisk have been quite reasonable, giving the Extreme 510 Portable SSD a respectable price tag of USD $250, which equates to roughly €229 or £175—definitely within the realms of reality, unlike another SSD that has recently been announced! PS. the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD is also shipped with a 2-year warranty, providing that little bit of extra security for those of you who really abuse your memory!Read more
With the announcement of Arri’s new and intriguing handheld camera, the “Amira”, we also saw a new memory technology that has been integrated into it. CFast 2.0. Basically CFast 2.0 is just an extremely fast new CF card standard which has been introduced by the CompactFlash association last year and apparently SanDisk is the first company to come out with this technology. The 120GB1 SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card is the world’s fastest memory card, with read speeds of up to 450MB/s2 (3000X) for maximum workflow efficiency and write speeds up to 350MB/s2 (2333X) for faster recording performance. This certainly makes our superfast 1000x Komputerbay cards feel obsolete, but considering that the new Arri Amira will record 200fps of ProRes 4:4:4 in 2K makes it understandable that fast CF memory is needed. The first CFast card will hold 120GB of data and there’s no word on pricing yet. The company is also stretching the limits of storage with their newly announced 256GB UDMA7 CF card that is coming in October. via engadgetRead more
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