We use various types of flash memory throughout the office and our personal lives. From SD cards… to Compact Flash… to USB drives. We have a vast collection of gadgets and computers that make very good use of it all. Sometimes however, we require something more than just a normal card. We require *SPEED*.
That is where the SanDisk Exreme Pro comes into play. Among the various brands and models that we use all over, this card so far has performed the very best. With speeds of up to 95MB/s (in our experience, we have seen up to 112MB/s). This has been quite helpful in heavy bandwidth applications (gadgets) that tend to choke if you’re not using the right card.
Given, not everyone is going to need this kind of speed. The average user looking for an SD card for their basic point and shoot camera or a mobile gaming device, a SanDisk Ultra would be just fine. For those that do however require the greater level of performance, SanDisk Exreme Pro cards will more than satisfy their hunger.
They are available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes.
Do you need one? Well, if any of the following gadgets, hobbies or utilities raise an interest, one may be helpful to you:
- DSLR Cameras (Photographers)
- Video Camcorders
- Windows ReadyBoost
- USB 3.0
If you’re looking to go burst-crazy with your DSLR camera, depend on SD memory for storage on your video camera, DJ at your favorite venue (via SD or USB reader), take advantage of Windows’ ReadyBoost technology (best when used via USB 3.0), are an all-around geek and like the best of the best or simply want to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds when transferring or backing up data via your computer…these card will impress you.
Your average/basic SD card you pick up on discount at a store will generally get you around 2-11MB/s. Spend a little more and you can get around 20-30MB/s. Then there is the next level of card. With the SanDisk Exreme Pro cards you do get a higher price tag but you also get a massive increase in speed which makes them hard to resist (when needed). Plus, like any tech item, the price will eventually come down even more.
Based on stress-testing these cards in various devices, we have to say we have been more than impressed with their performance and stability. In conclusion, we give SanDisk Exreme Pro cards a 9.5/10 in score. However, if you don’t “need” the “speed”, you may be best sticking to the Ultra cards until the price comes down a little.
Are you a manufacturer or vendor that would like us to test something out for review? Contact us and we can let you know where to send the product and we will try it out.