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SanDisk Launch CFast 2.0 Memory Card - SanDisk has announced the launch of what it claims to be the world's fastest memory card.

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SanDisk has announced a new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, which it claims is the fastest memory card in the world. 

The card is the first of its kind, and is reportedly capable of read speeds of 450MB/s and write speeds of 350MB/s. 

The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card's industry leading transfer speeds offer up to double the shot speed of today's fastest cards. With the new card, industry professionals are able to manage large files faster than ever.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast card is the first to utilize the CFast 2.0 specification. This specification was a collaboration of leading CompactFlash Association members to meet the demanding requirements of professional video and photography applications. Early adopters and endorsers include SanDisk, Canon, ARRI and Codex. The result of this alliance is the CFast 2.0 specification, delivering a new level of performance for next generation professional video and photography cameras.

The card features a tougher, pinless design. The only camera that can currently use the cards, though, is the Arri Amira, a film camera just launched by leading motion picture equipment manufacturer Arri. 

The new CFast 2.0 standard is supported by Canon, who say the new card will enable them to develop next generation cameras capable of 4K Ultra HD video recording. 

The new cards are available in the US and Europe in 60GB and 120GB capacities. SanDisk has also announced a new CompactFlash card with a 256GB capacity, which will cost $1,809. 

For more information of both of these new cards, take a look at the SanDisk website.

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