Rob Galbraith: SanDisk, Transcend and PhotoFast roll out speedy cards up to 64GB

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Sep 27, 2006
SanDisk today has rolled out a series of CompactFlash cards featuring the fastest performance we've ever seen in card-to-computer transfers. Called Extreme Pro, the new line is capable of up to nearly 97MB/s read speeds in our testing and offers class leading write speed performance in certain cameras. Extreme Pro ships this week in 16GB, 32GB and whopping 64GB capacities. Extreme Pro isn't the only speedier offering emerging. SanDisk is also rolling out new 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards simply called Extreme that deliver up to 60MB/s card-to-computer transfers. In addition,Transcend has released new 8GB and 16GB 600X CompactFlash that are that company's fastest ever, while PhotoFast - a Taiwanese card maker that's not well known outside of Asia - is offering two series of cards, and capacities up to 64GB, with performance from its 533X Plus that trumps all others in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 50D. We have a rundown of the new cards from all three makers, including card reader and camera performance results.


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