SanDisk on Wednesday rolled out its Extreme Ducati Edition line of flash media. They hit store shelves in August.
The line includes CompactFlash cards, SD Plus cards and a USB flash drive. The memory cards sport faster performance than SanDisk’s previous-edition Extreme cards, according to the manufacturer, which says they work the fastest SanDisk has ever offered. They’ll be available in CompactFlash 4GB and 8GB cards and a 4GB SD Plus card.
The CompactFlash cards are capable of transferring data at up to 45 megabytes (MB) per second, while the SD Plus cards can operate at up to 20 MB/s.
The SD Plus card is designed to be compatible with any camera that uses a Secure Digital (SD) card slot, but it features a snap-open design that enables the card to be plugged directly into a Mac or PC’s USB port, thus enabling the card to transfer data to the computer without having to use a card reader or the camera’s own USB interface.
The 4GB and 8GB CompactFlash cards will cost $164.99 and $314.99 respectively; the 4GB SD Plus card costs $129.99.
The $124.99 SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive features 4GB of space and comes with a custom lanyard and SanDisk’s RescuePRO Deluxe software. It works with Mac OS X v10.1.2 or later. SanDisk said the drive is capable of operating at up to 20 MB/s.