SanDisk has announced the imminent release for the 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card, which is claimed as a ‘world first’ and complies with the latest Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification.


The new 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card. (Source: SanDisk.)

The new card is optimised to capture 4K and Full HD video and delivers minimum sustained write speeds of 65MB/second, with industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 160MB/second. It has been designed to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiencies, and delivers fast shot speeds of up to 140MB/second for continuous burst mode shooting.

To coincide with the launch of the 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card, SanDisk will increase the speed across each capacity of the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash line. The other SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards, available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, will now feature read speeds of up to 160MB/second and write speeds of up to 150MB/second, as well as the same VPG as the 256GB card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards are designed for professionals and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. The cards are durability tested, include RTV silicone coating inside for added protection against shock and vibration, and perform in extreme temperatures from minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The cards also include a one year downloadable offer for RescuePRO media recovery software, which lets photographers recover their images in case of accidental deletion.

SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards are available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, and are shipping in Australia by end of this month with MSRPs of $259.00 to $2,199.00. For more information, visit