Sandisk launches Extreme and Extreme Pro MicroSD Cards


Your GoPro Hero 3 has some new friends from Sandisk. New Extreme and Extreme Pro cards are here and available from Sandisk.

These are the fastest MicroSD cards on the market. The 32GB and 64GB Extremes clocks in at 80MB/s read and 50MB/s write, and the 8GB and 16GB Extreme Pros get 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write. You now have a more than comfortable amount of overhead when shooting 2.7K on your GoPro.

Note: the 16GB Extreme card writes at 30MB/s, matching the Ultra (it still reads at 80MB/s, vs the Ultra’s 30MB/s read), but the 32GB and 64GB get 50MB/s according to Sandisk.

So if you are getting 8GB or 16GB, the Extreme Pros are a must for performance, but the 32GB and 64GB Extremes still will kick your Ultra card’s butt when it comes to read and write speeds.

Sandisk is the industry leader for a reason. These little guys are waterproof, X-ray proof, temperature proof, and shockproof.

The Extreme Pro cards aren’t cheap. 8GB will set you back $27 on Amazon, 16GB touching $50 after tax.

The Extreme cards aren’t on Amazon yet but you can check on Sandisk site for where to buy.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
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