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SanDisk hits 30 MB/s with new SD card

First 30 MB/sec memory card for high quality digital video and DSLR users

SanDisk Corporation is claiming a memory card first, with the introduction of the first 30 megabyte per second SD card.

The card represents a step increase of 50% from current 20 MB/s read/write speeds of top end cards.

The SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC is particularly suited to the demands of Digital SLR photography, according to the company, because it can cope with rapid transfer of large amounts of data.

The first camera to be compatible with the card, the Nikon D90 is capable of capturing 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0 MB Jpeg using the card.

Susan Park, director of consumer product marketing for SanDisk’s performance cards commented: “The high capacities and performance of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards give users the freedom to shoot lots of high-resolution photos and video clips. The combination of our new SanDisk Extreme III 30 MB/s Edition SDHC card technology and the Nikon D90 camera maximizes performance.”

The card will be available from September in 4, 8 and 16GB versions, with suggested retail prices of $65, $110 and $180 respectively.

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