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SanDisk Introduces New Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I, Allows for 95MB/s Speed

SanDisk has launched their newest UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent) mobile memory cards. With the company reporting speed capabilities of 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write, it doesn’t look like you’ll have to wait for your gallery or files to load ever again. As of right now, they’re only available in 8GB and 16GB options which are $60 and $100. Thinking about picking one up?

Via: SanDisk

MILPITAS, Calif., June 19, 2012—SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the world’s fastest mobile memory card. The SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC™ UHS-I card is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who want to boost their device’s storage capacity while enjoying the fastest mobile experience.

Maximum Performance for Next-Generation Mobile Devices
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card enables smartphone and tablet users to fully enjoy their mobile device’s advanced applications.

  • Full HD Video Capture: Mobile phones will capture approximately one third of all video footage by 2014, according to IDC3. With a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent), the new card allows consumers to record superior Full HD videos, even in 3D
  • High-Quality Photo Capture: Mobile phones will capture 525 billion photos in 2012, roughly half of all photos captured this year, according to IDC4. The card is ideal for mobile imaging applications, offering up to 90MB/sec write speed for capturing multiple photos using burst mode with a UHS-I enabled mobile device
  • Faster File Transfers: With up to 95 megabyte per second (MB/sec) read speed, the card moves files quickly between host devices
  • Seamless Multitasking; Fast Downloads: The card allows consumers to smoothly run multiple applications at the same time and download files quickly using 4G LTE phones

“SanDisk offers the broadest mobile memory card lineup in the industry,” said Chris Loh, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our portfolio includes microSD cards with the fastest speeds, highest storage capacities and reliability that consumers demand.”

Availability and Pricing
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is available on www.sandisk.com in 8 gigabyte (GB)5 and 16GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 and $99.99. The card is compatible with any microSDHC-slotted device and is ideal for UHS-enabled smartphones and tablets.

  • Fred

    The capacities are too small, maybe if they release a 64gb version like I have then i’ll be interested

  • Droid_n00b

    I installed a SanDisk Mobile Ultra 32GB UHS class 1 card a few weeks back… and the device can’t even use all of its speed, but for $35, I wasn’t complaining.

  • These could be a good investment since I am a hobbyist photographer. I only use class 10 full size SDCards in my DSLR and hate that my tablet doesn’t have a full size slot. I was actually going to purchase a Toshiba tablet just for the full size slot. With an adapter now though I can pull the cards from camera and put them directly into my tablet to preview/upload some of the better shots right away. Too bad it is way to hard to swap sdcards in the xoom without taking the 4g sim out as well.

  • RW-1

    In all fairness as well, this would really benefit those with devices that can take advantage of it. Just because they release a faster SD doesn’t mean that the OS needs to be tweaked/told that the card has that faster speed IMO … wouldnt the mobile device have to have that standard to take advantage?

  • easy1jay

    It’s nice, but I already picked up a class 10 32GB from Amazon for $30 as sold by Samsung for my new S3. I’m sure it’ll be more than sufficient for my needs.

  • GapUp

    I just bought a New Droid Razr Maxx for $99.99 from AW.

    I guess SanDisk thinks the majority of consumers just fell off a turnip truck?

  • SKG

    spend a 100 bucks for a 16gb version of this that most phones out now cant even use or spend $40 for a 32gb class 10 micro sd that most phones out now can use!? hmm.. tough choice there!

    • SKG

      40 or less

    • justincase_2008

      I just picked up a 64gb card on amazon for 49. Daily deals ftw.

  • N.E.V.E.R. – Signed, Big fan of L.M.F.A.O.

  • Robert Stevens

    Uhhhh no, just bought a class 10 Samsung 32GB card for $30.. phones are nut even going to benefit from this card.

  • crispycritter

    I have a simple question and would like a sinple answer. Will this work in the SG III?

  • JulianZHuang

    My gnexus got no memory slot.

    • Diablo81588

      Poor thing.

      • JulianZHuang

        not really, it’s been 6 months and i still have 20.3BG left.

        • Orlando Ayala

          20.3 BiggaGytes son! Mine’s Bigga than yours!

          • michael arazan

            Maxed my memory out on vacation, it stops at 28 gb, for me with my apps. I used the hd video to record my vacation earlier in april. I didn’t realize how much memory HD video can take up. Glad i got the 100gb drive storage, really helps keep my phone memory down.

          • r0lct

            You can also change to 720p and the file sizes drop a lot if you’re in a pinch for space

  • mmoreimi

    Can current phones take advantage of these read/write speeds?

    • Robert Stevens

      Nope, only high end cameras

      • That’s not accurate, seeing as how these are being sold directly for smartphones and tablets which will hopefully be able to handle such speeds 😛

        • r0lct

          Because it would be the first time a oem tried to upsell people on something they didn’t need? 😉

  • Yes but when the price drops. My class 2 SD card kills me.

  • Trevor

    Make a 32GB one and sell it at the 8GB price, and I might buy it. Otherwise, no.

    Also, can current cell phones even use this card’s speeds to their full potential?

    • Robert Stevens


  • From what I understand, it’s “up to” 95MB/s read/write speeds but the device has to offer compatibility with UHS. If it doesn’t, it defaults to Class 10-ish speeds.

  • I wonder what the real world pricing would be like. Standard Class 4 32gb sandisks are only $20-25 on amazon, I could see paying double that if it really does noticeably speed up file access and they could hit that capacity.

  • nightscout13

    Frack NO, not for that price! Fudge!

  • Guest

    I’d get a 32GB version of this, double the space of an SGS3 😀

  • SMD79

    Out of curiosity…what are other good, high speed options are out there for less? I never thought about the fact that the slow loading of my gallery could be improved with a better SDHC card. Awesome. Anyone else swear by a different, less expensive option to this one?

    • I have a new 16GB Class 10 Micro SDcard for sale if ur interested. $22, shipped.

  • AlexKCMO

    In all fairness, with most people here having a Galaxy Nexus, and most other people not willing to plunge more than $30, I don’t see many people picking this up.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Pretty sure a large part of the droid life demographic will soon have a GS3. I don’t think US Gnex owners are the majority even.

      • AlexKCMO

        By here I meant Droid Life.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          We’re talking about the same thing

          • Calvin Williams

            I agree. The Gnex was a mediocre device. I bet more people have the Razr Maxx than the Gnex

          • You really got to start that crap grow up its a phone dork. That insecure its pretty crazy to me.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I’ve never heard of a phone dork… is that an accessory?

          • SKG

            i agree.. im glad i didnt give into the gnex hype when it debuted back in 2011 🙂