SanDisk launches 128GB memory card
Last week, SanDisk announced the launch of 128GB SDXC Extreme UHS-I memory card with the highest storage capacity ever offered by the manufacturer, a model designed specifically for photo enthusiasts and high quality film makers.
The card can write (and read) data from a camera with a rate of 45 megabytes per second, equivalent to four shots of 18 megapixel JPEG in one second. The price is not that cheap – around $370 – but the product aims professional photographers.
The RAW and JPEG formats used by DSLR cameras capture high resolution images with size of about 30MB each. Therefore, the write speed in the storage medium is very important.
Of course, even the speed of 45MB/s is not enough to capture bursts images in RAW format. This 128GB memory card has writing speeds half of the Extreme Pro SDXC cards from SanDisk, which offers transfer speeds of 95MB/s. But the latter come in versions that have a maximum storage capacity of 64GB.