Holiday Gift Guide: SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

sandisk-guide You can’t shoot a 35mm camera without film and you can’t shoot a digital camera without a memory card. And while I have written about the advantages of having fewer larger capacity cards than more smaller, memory cards keep getting bigger and faster letting you shoot for longer periods of time without needing to stop to change cards or having to download your images. Take the SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC memory card ($99.95) for example.

The card has a storage capacity of 64GB and takes advantage of the fast UHS-II bus to support advanced cameras functions such as continuous shutter bursts and rapid shooting, as well as RAW and JPEG captures.

This card is also well suited for video capture, including 4K, 3D, and Full HD video, and can achieve maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 260 MB/s. Its U3 speed class rating means that minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 30 MB/s. imagemate_3_reader_side_lr

UHS-II media achieves its speed through an extra row of pins and while this card has been designed for cameras that are UHS-II compatible, it may also be used in devices that do not support UHS-II at which point the card will default to your device’s speed class. If your device does not support U3, this card is compatible with the U1 and Class 10 standards, each of which guarantees minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s.

This memory card is shockproof, X-ray proof, waterproof, while also being able to withstand temperatures from -13 to 185 degrees F, allowing you to take it with you into extreme environments, such as snow, deserts, and beaches. It includes the ability to download SanDisk’s RescuePRO Deluxe software as well as a limited lifetime warranty.