The new SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDXC™
UHS-II card delivers nearly 3x the speed of current cards1
BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS –– SanDisk
Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK),
a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the world’s
fastest microSD™ card. The SanDisk
Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card enables action camera, drone and
smartphone users to offload huge video files at unprecedented speeds.
“Action cameras are now the fastest-growing segment in digital imaging
and drones are becoming increasingly popular, creating an opportunity
for people to capture more high-capacity, high-quality 4K Ultra HD
content,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk.
“We designed this card specifically to address consumers’ needs for a
faster solution when transferring massive files – and now, with nearly
3x the speed of our fastest microSD UHS-I card, this new offering
dramatically reduces time spent transferring content.”
The new card, available in 64GB* and 128GB capacities, delivers transfer
speeds of up to 275MB/s2 to offload high-quality content at
record speeds. Featuring Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), the
SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is perfect for capturing Full
HD and 4K Ultra HD video3 on the latest action cams, drones
and smartphones. It also includes a USB 3.0 card reader to conveniently
offload files to a PC.
“Today’s mobile devices are more sophisticated than ever, and require
more advanced technology to deliver the best possible user experience,”
said IDC Research Director for mobile and tablets Les Santiago. “As the
demand for higher quality content such as Full HD and 4K video
increases, the need for higher capacity, faster storage solutions grows
exponentially. The Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is at the forefront
of delivering solutions that meet these evolving needs.”
Built for a New Generation of Devices
The latest action cameras, drones and smartphones are versatile,
powerful devices that have expanded the possibilities for high-quality
“We empower our creators to capture amazing images around the world,
ones that were previously out of reach. High-end professional imagery is
captured every day with our products, and SanDisk’s new UHS-II card is a
great complement to our portfolio,” said Basile David, Senior Content
Manager, DJI. “These
new cards deliver remarkable speeds, giving our creators more time to
spend bringing their ideas to life.”
SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards are backwards-compatible with
UHS-I host devices, performing up to UHS-I speeds allowed by the host
device. Also designed for today’s durable devices, the cards can keep up
in extreme environments. SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II microSD
cards4 are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and
Pricing and Availability
The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards feature a
lifetime limited warranty5, and will be available worldwide
in Q2 at U.S. MSRPs of $179.99 and $299.99, respectively.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company,
is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 years,
SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and
innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry.
Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of
many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced
smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available
at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For the latest
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SanDisk Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for need for higher capacity, faster storage solutions
growing exponentially, and new product offerings and product
availability that are based on current expectations and involve numerous
risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements
to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements
to be inaccurate include among others: need for higher capacity, faster
storage solutions may not grown as expected, our product offerings may
not be available when we expect or gain customer acceptance in the
timeline we expect, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in
SanDisk’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports,
including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K for the
year ended January 3, 2016. This news release contains information from
third parties, which reflect their projections as of the date of
issuance. All statements made in this news release are made only as of
the date of this release. SanDisk undertakes no obligations to update
the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances
change after the date of this release.
©2016 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved.
*1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
Compared to 95MB/s read SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSD UHS-I card.
Up to 275MB/s read; up to 100MB/s write. Based on internal testing;
performance may be lower depending upon host device interface, usage
conditions and other factors. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
Compatible device required. Full HD (1920×1080) and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x
2160) support may vary based upon host device, file attributes and other
factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.
UHS Speed Class 3 designates a performance option designed to support
real time video recording with enabled UHS host devices.
Card only. See product packaging and www.sandisk.com/proof
for additional information and limitations.
5 See www.sandisk.com/wug.
SanDisk, SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO are trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. The
microSD and microSDXC, are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
Joanna Andrade, 408-801-1792