SanDisk Extreme Pro CF launches

SanDisk has launched its latest professional grade CompactFlash card, the Extreme Pro.

The new cards are pitched at pro photographers, offering read and write speeds up to 90MB/s, with cards coming in from 16, 32 and 64GB capacities

SanDisk claims the performance is thanks to its "Power Core Controller's dual-lane architecture and software algorithms", giving you a 90MB/s over a UDMA-6 bus.

Mr. Sasagaki, general manager, marketing department, Nikon Corporation commented: "Professional-grade memory cards play an important role in producing optimal results from Nikon's high performance Digital SLR cameras … The SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card’s 90MB/s read and write speeds will boost overall DSLR performance and help photographers get the most out of our cameras".

As well as the new Extreme Pro cards, SanDisk has introduced a new line of Extreme CF cards, with 8, 16 and 32GB capacities, which cost from £61-190 and have read write speeds up to 60MB/s.

The new SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards start at £197, up to a whopping £657 for the largest.

As a publicity stunt, SanDisk froze a selection of memory cards in a giant ice Canon camera, to prove that the cards work once released from the ice.